China's 'golden waterway' Yangtze River mysteriously turns 'blood red'

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Sydney, Sept 10 (ANI): China' Yangtze River, flowing in the south-western region of the country, has mysteriously turned blood-red.

Chinese officials have blamed industrial pollution for the sudden discolouration of the renown river, the News.com.au reports.

The Yangtze is called 'golden waterway' because of the heavy rainfall it receives year-round.

The river runs through Chongqing, the largest industrial and commercial center.

According to the report, the Yangtze is regarded as being too fast-flowing and large to generate a 'red tide' effect associated with bacteria infestations of low-oxygen ponds.

An industrial dye used in firework wrappers was blamed when another Chinese river, the Jian, turned red last year, the report said. (ANI)