Pollution wipes out fish in Durban river

2014-01-10 14:35
(Nick Ut, AP)

(Nick Ut, AP)

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Cape Town - The discharge from an undisclosed factory in Durban has led to the mass killing of thousands of fish in the iSipingo River, according to a report.

The Mercury reported that thousands of dead fish washed up on the on the banks of the river mouth in the south of Durban earlier this week.

Municipal spokesperson, Thabo Mofokeng, has refused to disclose the name of the factory or the type of pollutant.

Mofokeng said the factory had been discharging the pollutant illegally. The river has since taken on a black colour with a strong smell permeating the area.

Authorities have advised the public not to swim or fish in the area until the matter has been resolved.

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