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Karnataka: Fishes found dead on banks of Tunga River


Bengaluru, Apr 26: In a disturbing sight, several fishes were found dead on the banks of Tunga River in Shivamogga district of Karnataka, as reported by news agency ANI on Friday.

The incident took place at Mattur-Hosahalli village limits in the district on Wednesday.

Karnataka: Fishes found dead on banks of Tunga River

Panchayat Development Officer said, "Sent fish sample for test. We suspect chemical mixed in water by miscreants. Asked people to avoid using this water."

Tunga River originates from Western Ghats and it provides clean drinking water to many cities including Shivamogga. Along the bank many villages use the same water for irrigation as well. It joins Bhadra and flows further to middle Karnataka and feeds thousands of hectares of land and provides drinking water to lakhs of people.

Karnataka: Fishes found dead on banks of Tunga River

People residing in that area have complained to the district administration about this matter.

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Official have inspected the spot and had taken fishes and water sample to the laboratory.

However, the cause of their death is yet to be ascertained.

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