Iraq: Thousands of Euphrates carp die in mysterious circumstances

Thousands of lifeless carp were seen floating or washed up on the banks of the Euphrates river in Musayyib, Babil Province, on Sunday. The region's Agricultural Chief Safaa al-Junaibi suggested that overcrowding in fish farms and a rapid spread of bacterial disease caused the mass death. On Friday, the Iraqi Health Ministry said that samples from the water and dead fish had been taken in... Еще Babylon province and that tests are being carried out to determine the exact cause of death. Following the incident, health officials advised Iraqis to stop eating fish. Local residents and fisherman have long complained about mismanagement of water resources. Water pollution and scarcity were the catalyst for protests in southern Iraq during the summer.

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