This is Marina Beach in Chennai which is spilling toxic foam now. A return gift for spoiling the sea by pollution. A dying beach maybe. pic.twitter.com/Qd6ZYvsD4k— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) December 1, 2019
However, experts say the froth formation maybe due to heavy rains that Chennai received over the past few days which may have carried untreated sewage and phosphate down to the sea.
Residents have been warned not to go into the sea as it could lead to serious skin problems but children can be seen playing and taking selfies in the clouds of white suds on Marina Beach.
Concerned citizens took to Twitter to express their concern over this new pollution hazard that our country is facing.
We need extreme steps otherwise we will be villain to our children, grand children and more next generation— Arya Hazra (@HazraArya) December 1, 2019
Namaste Sir,— Er Vinod Kumar K S (@ErKSVinodKumar) December 1, 2019
It's painful to see n it's future, delivering disposals which are harmful to aqua, human etc., may please be stopped immediately, else to citizens of this area our beach will reamain in the stories. Anything wrong PL excuse me I felt bcz in Hyd we do have a beach
One of the beautiful beach which is now so polluted.we all have to seriously get a solution for this. God save us.— shanti (@shanti261066) December 2, 2019
Ugly side of development— INDIAN (@birjuisbest) December 1, 2019
Oh gosh! Human race is a curse to the planet— Ganesh R (@greatganesh) December 1, 2019
This beach is visited by thousands of people everyday and it has bagged the title of being the centrepiece of Chennai life for more than a century but now, its future looks bleak.