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Attempts seeking to sell dead fish from dry tank thwarted

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People of the Oddusuddan area had caught 38 persons who were collecting dead fish from tanks including the Mullaitivu Mallavi tank and other tanks where the water has dried up and handed them over to the Oddusuddan Police on Sunday (6).

The people in the vicinity said that when young men of the villages had gone to apprehend the persons who were collecting the dead fish, a large number of them had fled. Fish had died in hundreds and thousands due to the tanks in the Mullaitivu district drying up as a result of severe heat and had been floating on top of the little water remaining in the tanks. Meanwhile health authorities had declared that these fish should not be consumed or caught and sold. The Oddusuddan Police has implemented measures to take legal action against these persons were handed over to them.

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