River in Russia Mysteriously Turns Biblical Blood Red

river-russia-mysteriously-turns-biblical-blood-redStartled residents of a Russian city inside the Arctic Circle have been posting photos of a local river that has mysteriously turned blood red.

Photos published on Russian social media appear to the show the Daldykan River near the city of Norilsk flowing vivid burgundy.

Russian authorities have yet to establish a reason for the river’s unusual appearance, but local people quickly linked it to a giant metals plant upstream.

Russia’s Environment Ministry said it was investigating a plant leak as the likely cause.

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