Residents of Koforidua in Ghana were left baffled when they woke up and discovered the waters of the Nsukwao River had turned blood-red on October 7, 2017.

The cause of the strange phenomenon remains unknown.

The waters of the Nsukwao River in Koforidua – eastern Region of Ghana – have curiously changed color on October 7, 2017 to become blood red.

According to witnesses, the colorless water was running normally until at 5am when it suddenly turned blood red within minutes.

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The mysterious phenomenon baffled local residents and drew a crowd of curious people to experience this absolutely incredible event with their own eyes.

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The waters of the Nsukwao River in the municipality of New Juaben were previously colorless.

Local residents believe butchers have poured a large quantity of blood from animals slaughtered in the river. The regional police however believes the blood red color of the river is due to pollution – but there are no factories in the area – or to a mystery. What about this mystery being algae?

Nobody knows why the water turned blood red in Ghana. via Twitter

Meanwhile officials are investigating the cause behind the red dyeing of the Nsukwao River.

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