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Thousands of fish die as river suddenly turns black in Arunachal Pradesh

The water of the river turned black due to high content of total dissolved substances (TDS), a district fisheries official said.

October 30, 2021 / 03:26 PM IST
Representative image (Image: Shutterstock)

Representative image (Image: Shutterstock)

Thousands of fish were found floating dead in Kameng river in Arunachal Pradesh’s East Kameng district after the water of the river suddenly turned black, triggering panic, officials said on Saturday.

The water of the river turned black due to high content of total dissolved substances (TDS), a district fisheries official said.

Thousands of fish were found dead in the river on Friday at Seppa, the district headquarters, District Fisheries Development Officer (DFDO) Hali Tajo said.

According to preliminary findings, the cause of the deaths is large presence of TDS, which creates low visibility and breathing issues for aquatic species, in the water, he added.