Balasore :24/2/19: Suspected water pollution has taken a toll on aquatic species mainly fish in Sonpur rivulet Remuna block Odisha’s Balasore district.
Motionless bodies of tons of fish were spotted drifting along the water-bodies on Sunday morning.
Bloated bodies of fish and aquatic animals are drifting along the water body. Stench smell emanating from the dead species fills the air.
Water samples of the rivulet where fish mortality was reported are being collected and it will be sent for laboratory test to ascertain the exact cause of fish death. It’s too early to conclude that it is pollution-induced death, said a senior official of district administration.