Mass death of fish recorded in Dnieper river

11:27, 16 July 2008
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100 tons of fish died due to unknown reason; beaches closed

Mass death of fish has been recorded in the Dnieper river near Nova Kakhovka city of the Kherson Oblast.

According to the regional Emergency Ministry department, the total mass of the dead fish is approximately 100 tons.

The case is under investigation. Samples of the dead fish were taken for an analysis, the result of which will be known in 5-6 days.

40 people were involved in collecting the dead fish and clearing the river banks.

A session of the city emergency commission made decision to temporarily close all local beaches until the reason of the ecological catastrophe is established.

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