Hundreds of dead fish wash up on Fuengirola river bed

A major clean up operation is underway with a JCB digger brought in as well as a dozen workers at the site

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HUNDREDS of dead fish have washed up on the river banks in Fuengirola.

A major clean up operation is underway with a JCB digger brought in as well as a dozen workers at the site in Parque Fluvial.

The fish – mostly mullet – have been left belly up due to a lack of sea water entering the artificial river.

“The council are in a panic as it really stinks down there,” one Fuengirola resident told the Olive Press. “There are clean up teams netting the dead fish and there is a huge JCB digging a proper channel at the sea end.

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“Normally the sand is cleared every couple of days but I haven’t seen it cleared in the last three weeks.”

He added: “With the hot weather forecast the smell is only going to get worse unless they act quickly.”

When contacted by the Olive Press a town hall spokesman said they were doing ‘everything possible’ to resolve the situation.

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