These startling images show how a street in Argentina was turned into a river of blood after a slaughterhouse storage tank burst open.
The incident took place on Monday afternoon in the city of Moron, in the eastern Argentina province of Buenos Aires when a tank containing blood from a slaughterhouse owned by Ganadera San Roque fell.
The tank reportedly contained 500,000 litres of animal blood and images show how the streets is completely covered and a man can be heard saying: “The whole block is full of blood, there is going to be a mess. It goes up to the corner, everybody is taking pictures.”
Local residents say they heard a bang at around 3pm and they suddenly saw the blood filling the streets, bringing a strong smell with it.
Resident Marisa Camejo said she had had enough of the “smell, dirty, rats that look like cats, heavy traffic all the year, and nasty noises from lorries and cows.”
She added “it was a sea of blood, it was very disgusting”.
Firefighters told reporters that they had cleaned the mess and “everything is sorted now”.
However, neighbours complained that blood still remained in the streets after the firefighters left, leaving a bad smell.
The slaughterhouse has not commented on the case or revealed the cause of the tank leaking.
It is unclear if the tank collapsed inside the slaughterhouse or when it was being transported.
Local residents say they have asked for the company to be shut down several times.
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