Authorities have called for an investigation after the Daldykan river turned a peculiar shade of red.
The disconcerting color first became apparent after photographs of the river, which runs near to the Arctic city of Norilsk, were uploaded on to social media by concerned locals.
Some have suggested that the discoloration could be due to iron ore in the rocks while others have placed blame on a possible broken pipeline outside the nearby Nadezhda metallurgical factory.
"Periodically there are accidents when these pipes break and the solutions spill and get into the Daldykan – that’s why it changes colour," geochemist Denis Koshevoi told the Guardian
Norilsk Nickel however, which runs the facility, has denied that a chemical spill had taken place.
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