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Mauritius striving to handle oil spill

Xinhua
12 Aug 2020, 04:44 GMT+10

Seaside rocks are contaminated with fuel oil spilled in Mahebourg, southeast of Mauritius, on August 8. (Xinhua/Ajai Daby)

MAHEBOURG, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- Mauritian government had declared a state of environmental emergency due to the oil spill caused by a Japanese freighter that ran aground offshore on July 26. The country is striving to contain the oil spill.

Volunteers are removing fuel from the coast in Mahebourg, southeast of Mauritius, on August 8. (Xinhua/Ajai Daby)

A volunteer collected fuel floating on the coast and poured it into a storage barrel in Mahebourg, southeast of Mauritius, on August 10. (Xinhua/Ajai Daby)

The staff of the response expert group are dealing with the leaked fuel in Mahebourg, southeast of Mauritius, on August 10. (Xinhua/Ajai Daby)

Volunteers put hair, sugarcane leaves and other oil-absorbing substances in a nylon screen to prevent the spread of oil in Mahebourg, southeast of Mauritius, on August 10. (Xinhua/Ajai Daby)




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