Tura, June 2: Residents of West Garo Hills’ Phulbari area raised concerns after finding hundreds of dead fish along the banks of the Brahmaputra River. Pictures of the same have also gone viral on social media, leading to speculations as to what might have caused the incident.
“Most of us have fish from the river and the discovery of these fishes on the banks in such a state led to many of us fearing some sort of poisoning or worse. We thereby want to know as to what caused the death of such a large number of fish,” said one PT Sangma, a resident of the area.
On being informed of the matter, the Deputy Commissioner of WGH, Ram Singh said that the matter would be taken up immediately to determine the cause of the deaths. He added that officials of the fishery department would visit the spot to verify what exactly transpired.
Meanwhile, residents stated that the area where the fishes were found were letting off a very bad stench. Many also speculated that the fishes may have died after they were left near the bank possibly out of carelessness.