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Watch: Toxic ‘snow’ from Bengaluru’s Lake Varthur spills onto the road

Foam on Bengaluru’s Varthur lake is recurrent phenomena.

india Updated: May 29, 2017 14:07 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Foam spilling onto the road from Varthur lake.
Foam spilling onto the road from Varthur lake.(ANI Twitter)

Close on the heels of the pre-monsoon showers, Bengaluru is now tackling a one-of-a-kind snowfall.

The recent showers in the city have led to foaming of the Varthur lake once again. Foam on the Varthur lake is recurrent phenomena in the city, however this time it spilled onto the Whitefield Main Road.

Foam formed on the Varthur Lake
Foam formed on the Varthur Lake ( ANI Twitter )

Locals have also complained about the unbearable stink coming from the froth. “Can’t walk as toxic foam settles on skin, can’t drive as it settles on windscreen. The government seems to have no solution to this problem,” a resident told ANI.

The pictures and videos have been posted by the locals on social media, with many criticising the civic bodies for the utter disorder.

Last year in April, the froth on the lake had caused a traffic jam. More recently, on May 7, the city’s Bellandur lake caught fire. The resulting thick smog surrounded the heavily-polluted lake, making it difficult for the passers-by to breathe.

(With ANI inputs)

First Published: May 29, 2017 12:55 IST

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