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Why is there blood-red water in Jurong West canal?

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Residents in Jurong West have been stumped by the mysterious blood-red water flowing in a canal in the neighbourhood on Sunday (July 26).

Worried residents spotted the 800m stretch of red liquid in the canal between Jurong West St 62 and St 64 around 3pm.

Facebook user Salleh Ahmad posted on social media:


Red water flow at Jurong West St 62 canal. Don't know what had happened.

Posted by Salleh Ahmad on Saturday, July 25, 2015



Ms Shahira, who lives at Blk 601, told Stomp:

"I was going out of the flat to throw rubbish and was shocked to see that the stretch of canal outside was completely red."

Myanmar-born technician Min Min Dun, 36, told Shin Min Daily News he was taking his children for a walk when he came across the scene.

"I don't know if the water quality will be affected," he said.

Shin Min said the water remained bright red at about 7pm yesterday.

Lianhe Wanbao reported that workers were busy cleaning the affected stretch this morning (July 27).

A PUB spokesman said they were alerted to the incident at about 3.15pm on Sunday (July 26). Workers used sandbags to block the red liquid from spreading to a wider area.

Currently, it is unknown what had caused the water to turn red.

Sources: Shin Min Daily News, Lianhe Wanbao, Facebook, Stomp