Jordan authorities investigate after pool of water near the Dead Sea turns blood red

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A small water body near the Dead Sea in Jordan has turned red, leaving locals and officials alike baffled.

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Photos shared by several social media users show a deep red colored pool of water, though the reason behind the incident is unclear.

Jordan’s water ministry sent technical teams on Saturday to collect samples and run tests to determine the reason for the change in the color of the water. report by Jerusalem Post.


The result of this exam is expected to be released in the coming days.

One user compared the water body’s red color to the biblical “blood plague,” but experts pointed to several possible biochemical and man-made causes.

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Sakhar al-Nusour, the head of Jordan’s geological syndicate, told Jordan that the change in color could be due to algae, iron oxides or even the addition of substances by humans, which turns the water red. al gadi Newspaper.

Ministry officials said the pond whose water had turned red was different and smaller in size than that of the Dead Sea.

This is the second such case in two years of a reservoir turning red in the area. According to the Society for the Protection of Nature, the Alexander River in Israel turned red in May last year due to bleeding from nearby slaughterhouses.


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