River in Russia mysteriously turns blood red

FOX 32 NEWS - A river in Russia has suddenly turned blood red, but it’s not an omen.

The Siberian Times reports that the river has turned red before, and that pollution from a nearby nickel factory is believed to be the cause.

Several photos of the “Blood River” began surfacing on social media on Tuesday.





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Norilsk Nickel, which is the company that owns the nearby factory, denied that it’s responsible for the color change.

However, Russia’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology said in a statement that it does believe a leaking pipeline in the nickel factory is responsible, and that an investigation has been ordered.



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