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A river in Arunachal Pradesh suddenly turned black leading to death of thousands of fish, news agency PTI reported on Saturday. The officials have warned people against eating the fish found floating on the surface of Kameng river, the news agency further reported.

The district officials have pointed towards the high content of total dissolved substances (TDS) as the reason for the river, situated in East Kameng district, turning black.

PTI quoted district fisheries officials as saying that the TDS leads to breathing issues for aquatic species. The fish under the water are also experience reduced visibility due to high level of TDS, the officials further said.

The TDS in the Kameng river was 6,800 mg per liter, much higher than the normal range of 300-1,200 mg per liter, said District Fisheries Development Officer (DFDO) Hali Tajo.

Meanwhile, the residents of Seppa village, where the incident took place, have blamed China, claiming the TDS level went…

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