A Russian-government owned news agency has reported that the Molchanka River in Russia’s Tyumen region has turned a blood red color, describing it as a “biblical bombshell,” with experts investigating the possible reason. TASS news agency reported Tuesday on photos and videos on social media that have been documenting the strange pigmentation of the river that runs between the villages of Novotarmansky and Molchanovo, with local administration officials alerted as well. “Rosprirodnadzor

has carried out water intake, it was sent for examination to the Center for Epidemiology. An examination will last for three days,” spokeswoman Galina Yevseeva of the Tyumen administration said, referring to the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources. “So far we have no assumptions what it could be, we have never dealt with this before so we are waiting for the results of the test,” she added. The Tyumen-Vodokanal company, which maintains the water supply and sanitation for the town, has argued that the incident should not affect the water supply for residents. FULL STORY