icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm
18 Oct, 2020 13:59

Horrific VIDEO reveals mysterious mass death of fish in Southern Russia...weeks after another incident in country's Far East

Horrific VIDEO reveals mysterious mass death of fish in Southern Russia...weeks after another incident in country's Far East

A haunting video filmed in Southern Russia's Republic of Kalmykia shows thousands of dead fish decomposing on the banks of a water reservoir. The region suffered from a serious drought this summer.

The footage, depicting the apparent aftermath of an environmental disaster, was published on Saturday by a local resident. It shows a water reservoir, the coast of which is covered with glistening fish bodies and seagulls feasting on them.

“The stench is unreal, absolutely terrible,” the cameraman comments in Russian.

The video was reportedly filmed at the Arshan-Zelmen water reservoir, which is located some 150km north from the provincial capital Elista and supplies water to local farms. It was not immediately clear what could have caused the mass death of waterlife in Kalmykia.

This summer the region already suffered from a serious drought, which resulted in significant damage to graze farming, the region’s primary industry. Half of Kalmykia’s grazelands became barren due to absence of rains and a locust invasion, forcing farmers to buy fodder to feed their livestock.

Russia's Investigative Committee has launched a review of the circumstances surrounding the incident to decide on further legal action.

Also on rt.com ‘It’s like a graveyard’: VIDEOS show mass death of sea life at Far East Russian tourist hotspot, surfers complain of toxic burns

This comes just weeks after a mysterious mass death of aquatic creatures in Russia’s Far East. Apocalyptic scenes of the Kamchatka Pacific coast littered with washed-out octopuses, crabs, starfish, sponges, sea urchins, and other marine animals horrified the country.

The cause of that die-out remains unidentified, with local officials blaming “red tide,” a bloom of algae that depletes water of oxygen, rather than some man-made disaster.

Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!