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Mauritius residents scramble to counter oil spill from grounded ship


Residents of Mauritius stuffed fabric sacks with sugar cane leaves to create makeshift oil spill barriers after as tons of fuel leaking from a grounded ship put endangered wildlife in further peril. The government has declared an environmental emergency and France said it was sending help. Satellite images showed a dark slick spreading in the turquoise waters near “very sensitive” wetlands.

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