SCORES of Mabvuku residents flocked to witness a blood-like red liquid that has been flowing in a trench in the high-density suburb since Saturday.

The blood-like fluid was first seen on Saturday at Kamunhu Shopping Centre, raising a lot of questions among residents.

“We are not sure if this is blood, but at first, we thought someone could have been attacked by robbers,” said a resident.

“I now doubt that it is blood because if it was blood, there would have been an unbearable stench and there would also have been swarms of flies in the trench.

“Rains have been pouring for the past few days, but never cleared this fluid. 

“If it’s a chemical, that means whoever dumped it must be made accountable for such pollution,” he said.

The trench cuts across a maize field and people from as far as Tafara made a beeline to catch a glimpse.

This followed rumours of fresh blood seeping from the ground.

Another resident said:

“When we got to the scene, some people were saying it’s not blood. 

“It’s coming from underground, seeping through cracks along the trench.

“So, we poured some water expecting it to stop, but nothing changed. Vanhu vadira mvura, but parikuramba pachingobuda chete.”

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