Tunnel Construction Chemical Leak Causes Mass Fish Deaths in Kasy District

A chemical leak at a construction site on part of the Lao-China Railway has caused the deaths of fish and contaminated sections of the Nam Lik River in Kasy District, Vientiane Province.

Authorities in Kasy District, Vientiane Province, have urged residents to refrain from eating fish or consuming water from the Lik river after hundreds of dead fish were found in the area.

Vientiane Times reports that according to initial inspections by the provincial Natural Resources and Environment Department, polluted water was discovered in Viengkeo and Nathaen villages, where 4-5 kg of dead fish were collected from the river.

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Latsamy Phonevilay