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Locals baffled when river in China turns red

Residents in a province in China woke up to a strange sight Thursday morning - the entire river had turned crimson!

Inspectors believe the change was caused by illegal waste dumping.

"We suspect that somebody dumped artificial coloring in the water because he thought the typhoon yesterday would cause heavy rain, and nobody would notice [the color]," said Jianfeng Xiao, Chief of the Wenzhou Environmental Protection Bureau.

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