The Daily Telegraph

India sends team to help with Mauritius oil spill


India has sent technical equipment and a team of specialist­s to Mauritius to help deal with an environmen­tal crisis after an oil spill, a government official said.

A Japanese bulk carrier struck a coral reef off the Indian Ocean island nation on July 25, spilling about 1,000 tonnes of fuel oil and triggering a state of “environmen­tal emergency”.

The carrier split on Saturday, and the oil spill spread over a vast area of endangered corals, fish and marine life in what some scientists said was the country’s worst ecological disaster.

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