Samalá river turns blood red overnight alarming residents in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Friday 14th October 2016
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Samalá river in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala turns blood red overnight
The Samalá river in Quetzaltenango turned blood red overnight on October 14, 2016, alarming residents of nearby communities. The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) has launched an investigation to determine the source of this mysterious color.

Samalá river in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala turns blood red overnight

Local residents were alarmed

According to preliminary investigations an unknown black substance was poured into the river and could be the cause of the bloody water.

However, the substance remains undetermined.
According to preliminary investigations an unknown black substance was poured into the river and could be the cause of the bloody water. Samalá river in Quetzaltenango turned blood red overnight on October 14, 2016

Preliminary investigations revealed an unknown black substance was poured into the river and could be the cause of the bloody water.
Now, fish are dying in hundreds along the 145-kilometer-long Samalá river which flows across an area of 1510 kilometers where about 400 thousand people live. An imminent natural disaster?