By Uriel Sanchez
ACAPULCO, Mexico (Reuters) – The shoreline of famed Mexican seashore resort Acapulco was sullied late final week by a big discharge of uncooked sewage, the ugly scene captured in a viral video, which has prompted native authorities to vow an investigation and to repair its damaged drainage system.
The video taken from a close-by balcony exhibits a high-pressure stream of uncooked sewage from a hose flowing into the water from simply off of Acapulco’s Icacos Seashore, which is particularly widespread with Mexican vacationers.
“It was very smelly and made me nauseous,” an eyewitness who requested to stay nameless instructed Reuters.
The eyewitness stated the filthy discharge lasted about 25 minutes.
State environmental authorities introduced on Sunday that an investigation into the incident, which it stated befell on June 25, has been launched and a proper grievance filed with Mexico’s federal environmental prosecutor.
State officers stated that preliminary studies point out that the discharge could have been associated to an issue with overflowing sewers doubtlessly made worse by heavy rainfall in latest days which has brought about flooding in a number of Acapulco neighborhoods.
Officers added that specialists have been dispatched to the world to wash close by drainage channels.
The sun-kissed seashore vacation spot nestled on Mexico’s Pacific Coast has been hobbled lately by raging gangland violence that has pushed away most worldwide vacationers and extra lately by an acute coronavirus outbreak.
(Reporting by Uriel Sanchez; Writing by David Alire Garcia; Modifying by Daniel Flynn and Lisa Shumkaer)