Crimson Tide: Residents stunned as Russian river turns red

Authorities in Russia are trying to determine why the waters of the Daldykan River in Siberia have suddenly turned bright red.

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  • Daldykan River turned red on Tuesday
  • Environmental ministry says cause could be contamination

(CNN)A Russian river located by the Arctic town of Norilsk turned bright red Tuesday, looking more like an enormous blood vessel than a body of water.

Stunned residents shared photos online of the bizarre scene at Daldykan River.
    Authorities are trying to determine why the river changed colors and are evaluating possible environmental damages.
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