Yangtze River Turns Blood Red in Chongqing, China

residents in China's southwestern mega

city of Chongqing have been puzzled by

the strange size this week these images

of the Yangtze River the longest in

China have been surfacing since

Wednesday this stretch of the river

around Chongqing looks like it's been

dyed blood-red local suspect that severe

pollution is the course but Chongqing's

Environmental Protection has another

explanation sand official reports are

saying that flooding upstream washed

excess sand downstream

turning the river bright red the bureau

also made a point of saying they did not

find any evidence of illegal sewage

dumping but netizens have been

questioning the official announcement

investigations are ongoing