Thousands of dead fish found in the Prai River in Malaysia

Fish Kill Alert

A police report has been lodged against a factory along the Prai River here after thousands of dead fish, including catfish and spotted scats, surfaced.

Seberang Prai city councillor P. David Marshel said residents in Taman Kimsar alerted authorities to the problem on Tuesday afternoon (Feb 9).

He said Prai assemblyman Dr P. Ramasamy, who is also Deputy Chief Minister II, and councillor K. Jason Raj arrived at the scene and found the riverbank covered with dead fish.

“The council’s Crisis Department was immediately alerted.

“Water samples and fish carcasses were taken to the Department of Environment (DoE) for tests.

“The cause of the deaths is still unknown, but we received information regarding the release of untreated water into the river by a factory operating beside it.

Courtesy of thestar.com.my

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