Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Probe into dumping of pesticides into river begins

KANNUR: The police here began investigation into the dumping of bags of insecticides and pesticides into the Neduvode river at Alakkode here that caused health problems to the people.

The pollution of the river was revealed when some local people who went to swim in the river on Monday developed exhaustion and itching. It was then found that the pollution was caused by the large quantities of insecticides and pesticides dumped into the river from a nearby bridge.

At least six local youths who assisted the Fire and Rescue Service personnel in removing the bags of insecticides and pesticides from the river had been hospitalised after they developed some health problems.

1 comment:

Sudeep said...

Any idea how this happened?