Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Fish die in Lalbagh tank

Fish die in Lalbagh tank

Staff Reporter

People had thrown a lot of food into the tank on Independence Day

— Photo: K. Bhagya Prakash

Tragic: The fish that died owing to contamination of water at Lalbagh in Bangalore on Monday.

BANGALORE: They visited in hordes and enjoyed their weekend. But their insensitivity left behind a trail of fish deaths.

Nearly five lakh people came to Lalbagh during the Independence Day flower show and littered the place so much that a number of fish were found dead on Monday morning.

Foul smell emanating from the tank drew the attention of regular walkers and joggers, who were shocked to see many dead fish floating in the tank.

While an official at the Horticulture department, which manages Lalbagh, said that about eight to 10 fish were found dead, people visiting Lalbagh placed it at least 50.“Visitors to Lalbagh had dumped heavy food in the tank during the flower show. When people stand around near the tank and want to amuse their children by drawing the fish to where they stand, they throw a lot of food into the tank,” the official said.

Monitoring becomes difficult when there are large groups of people visiting Lalbagh, he added.


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