Alarm as river in Lebanon turns red

Footage of the river Bardawni in the city of Zahle quickly went viral, prompting government officials to investigate. (Photo Credit Times Of Israel)

Some alarm was noted in Lebanon over the weekend when photos shared on social media showed a river in the country’s east had turned crimson red.

Authorities said the likely cause of the water’s discoloration was red dye spilled into the river by a local place of business.

The environment ministry said it would “take the maximum action against anyone who appears in the investigation, causing this pollution or contributing to it.”

Source: The Times of Israel

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.