A surreal, blood-red river inundated the Indonesian village of Jenggot after floods hit a close-by batik manufacturing facility on Saturday, inflicting a frenzy on social media.
Hundreds of customers on Twitter shared pictures and movies of the village south of Pekalongan metropolis in Central Java being flooded by crimson-coloured water, which some social media customers mentioned reminded them of blood.
“I’m so afraid if this photograph will get into the dangerous arms of hoax spreaders,” mentioned a Twitter person Ayah E Arek-Arek. “Worry mongering narratives about indicators that it’s the finish of the world, bloody rain, and so forth.”
Pekalongan is a metropolis recognized for manufacturing batik, a conventional Indonesian technique of utilizing wax to withstand water-based dyes to depict patterns and drawings, often on cloth.
Flood in Central Java. Water turned crimson due to crimson dye from a batik manufacturing facility <a href=”https://t.co/Ae6bZ48miy”>pic.twitter.com/Ae6bZ48miy</a>
It’s not unusual for rivers in Pekalongan to show totally different colors. Brilliant inexperienced water coated one other village north of the town throughout a flood final month.
“Generally there are purple puddles on the highway too,” mentioned Twitter person Space Julid, who claimed to be from the realm.
The top of Pekalongan catastrophe reduction, Dimas Arga Yudha, confirmed that the pictures being circulated had been actual.
“The crimson flood is as a result of batik dye, which has been hit by the flood. It’ll disappear when it mixes with rain after some time,” he mentioned.
Lower than a month in the past, two giant landslides hit a village in Indonesia’s West Java province, destroying property and killing no less than 13 folks.