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Title:The Sundarbans in threat

Bangladeshi fishermen, using sponges and sacks, have begun cleaning up a huge oil spill manually in a protected area that is home to rare dolphins, after environmentalists warned of an ecological ‘catastrophe’. Oil tanker Southern Star 7 sank in the Sela River on Tuesday on its way to the Gopalganj power plant with 357,664 litres of furnace oil. The oil spread along 20 kilometres of the Sela River seriously threatening the delicate ecology, of the Sundarbans, a UNESCO world heritage site, which is also home to the Royal Bengal Tiger. The tanker was found and moved 60 hours after the incident on Thursday. The oil spill has also begun to take a heavy toll on fish and crabs, which. People of all walks are urging the government to take immediate steps to stop the spread of oil in the Sela River and save the biodiversity of the Sundarbans. Photos: Shaikh Mohir Uddin/DrikNEWS

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