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Watch: Lake in pink colour in Argentina due to pollution

A lake in Argentina ended up in pink colour due to the amount of pollution dumped in it.

Environmentalists are concerned about the gravity of the situation in Corfo lake, which is situated some 1,400 kilometres away from the capital Buenos Aires.

The pink colour was caused by sodium sulfite, an anti-microb product used in fish factories. Various fish companies around the lake have dumped fish remains in the lake.

Residents complained about the odour and accused the Government of doing nothing to stop the pollution. The region’s health authorities maintain that the colour does not damage the environment and will disappear within a few days.