The water of Kameng river in Arunachal Pradesh has turned muddy since Thursday night. Sources said a large number of dead fish were found floating in the river last night.

The reason behind the incident is yet to be ascertained.

The West Kameng district administration has urged people not to venture into the river to collect fish and consume them.

“…It has been reported that a huge quantity of dead and live fishes are floating in Kameng river due to which people are rushing into the river for catching the fishes. Whereas, it is suspected that those fishes may not be safe for human Consumption,” Poonam Sonam, town magistrate of the district, said in an advisory issued on Friday.

“Whereas, venturing into the river at this situation may cause risk to human life and situation may further create chaos amongst the public,” the advisory said.

It advised people not to venture into the river for catching the fish floating down which reason is yet to be ascertained.

The administration further urged people not to sell fish in the market till further order and consume it until it is safe for consumption.

The Kameng River originates in the Tawang district from the glacial lake below snow-capped Gori Chen Mountain on the India-Tibet border in South Tibet.

The river flows through the West Kameng district in Arunachal Pradesh and Sonitpur district in Assam before joining the Brahmaputra at Tezpur. In Assam, the river is known as Jiya Bharali.

Earlier in December, 2017, the water of the Siang river in Arunachal turned muddy at the point where it enters India from Tibet.

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