Wednesday, 23. April 2014 - 16:04
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Locals along the Danube Delta are desperate after an unknown water plant started killing scores of fish and flora as well as provoking severe allergies to anyone who gets in the river, Cancan newspaper informs today (Mon).
Fishermen from Hinova commune are afraid to go in the river as many of them were attacked by the poisonous plants. The men complain they got bites and their limbs were swollen after getting in the water.
Initially they thought they were stung by mosquitoes but according to them, they never got swollen limbs from mosquito bites and are certain now they are the victims of the bizarre plants.
"I have never seen something like this in my entire life and I am a fisherman for 30 years now. I am full of bumps, last night (Saturday) I went to the river to fish and I also swam a bit. I felt when they bite me but I didn't bother to stop. At night, I started to get swollen and the rashes appeared. I have no idea what is the thing with these plants but I am sure they have venom", Iustin Cretu a fishermen says.
The locals are depicting the plant "an ox head" because of its bizarre look. They observed they have big roots and spread very fast destroying the water flora and, killing scores of fish.
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