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Scores of fish in Baakens die

31 January 2014
Zandile Mbabela

NELSON Mandela Bay’s Baakens River fish could be the latest victims of the outbreak on Eastern Cape shores off a toxic red tide earlier this month.

However, residents believe there has been yet another sewage spill. They found themselves in the middle of a big stink as scores of dead fish floated along the river, which flows through some of their gardens and past their homes.

While the municipality said it did not want to speculate and “make unnecessary links”, it was not ruling out the possibility that this was a result of the tide.

Residents were shocked to find dead fish at the foot of their gardens. Clarisse Bishop, of Essexvale, said she noticed a stench and saw fish floating in the river on Wednesday afternoon. “There were just hundreds of fish floating dead on the river and on the water there was an oily substance,” she said.
 

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Reader’s Comments

Report Abuse Author: Dan Date: 31 January 2014 11:59

The river only flows 1 way, towards the sea. If you so bladdy stupid you cant understand that then shut the hell up. This is clearly the useless Municipality that has yet again made a mess

Report Abuse Author: Dan Date: 31 January 2014 11:59

The river only flows 1 way, towards the sea. If you so bladdy stupid you cant understand that then shut the hell up. This is clearly the useless Municipality that has yet again made a mess

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