The toxic mud that contaminated in the last two days the West of Hungary reached on Thursday the Danube, AFP informs quoting a Hungarian official. The tests conducted by experts revealed that the river was contaminated. However, the information was denied by Romanian environment minister Laszlo Borbely at news television Antena 3, claiming that the Danube was not contaminated.
The current situation occured after a chemical residue deposit leaked over 600,000 cubic meters of residue in the Torna river, an affluent of Marcal river, in West Hungary.
Authorities enstated state of emergency on Tuesday for Veszprem, Gyor Moson Sopron and Vas regions after Kolontar village was flooded by toxic mud. 4 people lost their lives, including a three months old baby and another 3 are missing and 123 injured.