Thousands of fish die in Wah Umran river

UMRAN: Thousands of fish are turning up dead in Wah Umran River in Ri-Bhoi district after unidentified miscreants poisoned the water source of the people of Nongpoh town by pouring toxic substance.   The consequence of their (miscreants) action was a sudden disruption in the supply of drinking water to the people of Nongpoh town since Sunday night.
“We have collected the water sample to ascertain the toxic substance,” a senior PHE official DD Umdor said on Monday. He also attributed the sudden death of thousands of fishes to the use of poisonous substances by miscreants.
The PHE official informed that the office has informed the Rangbah Shnongs of all villages to instruct the residents to desist from consuming water from the river until further notice.

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