Published: Saturday 15 December 2001

Industrial waste released into a lake in Dhaka has triggered the death of thousands of fish. The polluted lake water is also posing a health risk to slum dwellers who have been consuming these dead fish. "The (fish) plague is believed o have been caused by indiscriminate dumping of sewage and toxic waste produced by industries," said a health official visiting the Gulshan-Baridhara lake in Dhaka.

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