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Mabvuku residents scramble to see ‘blood” endlessly flowing in a trench

SCORES of Mabvuku residents flocked to witness a blood-like fluid that has been flowing in a trench in the high-density suburb since Saturday.

The blood-like fluid was first seen on Saturday at Kamunhu Shopping Centre, raising a lot of questions among residents.

“We are not sure if this is blood, but at first, we thought someone could have been attacked by robbers,” said a resident.

“I now doubt that it is blood because if it was blood, there would have been an unbearable stench and there would also have been swarms of flies in the trench.

“Rains have been pouring for the past few days, but never cleared this fluid.

“If it’s a chemical, that means whoever dumped it must be made accountable for such pollution,” he said.

The trench cuts across a maize field and people from as far as Tafara made a beeline to catch a glimpse.

This followed rumours of fresh blood seeping from the ground.

Another resident said:

 

RESIDENTS gathered to catch a glimpse of the mysterious fluid
RESIDENTS gathered to catch a glimpse of the mysterious fluid

“When we got to the scene, some people were saying it’s not blood.

“It’s coming from underground, seeping through cracks along the trench.

“So, we poured some water expecting it to stop, but nothing changed. Vanhu vadira mvura, but parikuramba pachingobuda chete.”

Some residents expressed mixed feelings.

“I think we need to invite sangomas because we are surprised by this incident.

“Maybe we also need experts to test this fluid and tell us if it’s real blood or chemicals.”

The Pacific 24-Hour Hospital is a few metres away from the place, and some suggested the liquid could be coming from the health institution.

However, Pacific’s human resources officer, Anne Sakhala, distanced the hospital from it.

“We are not responsible for the chemicals/liquid found in the drainage system,” she said.

“We do not dispose of anything into trenches and urge people not to block the drainage system by throwing waste into it.

“The health of our people is our concern, and we cannot risk their lives by engaging in health hazard activities.”

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