The number of dolphins washed up dead near a Mauritius oil spill site increased to 38 on Friday, a government official says.
The Japanese-owned MV Wakashio struck the reef on July 25 and began oozing oil one week later, threatening a protected marine park boasting mangrove forests and endangered species.
Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth says the country will seek compensation for the extensive environmental damage from the Japanese ship's owner, Nagashiki Shipping company.
The MV Wakashio, owned by Nagashiki Shipping and operated by Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd, began leaking oil after it struck a reef and went aground off the Indian Ocean island's southeast coast on July 25.
Thousands of students, environmental activists, and residents of Mauritius were working around the clock, trying to reduce the damage to the Indian Ocean island from an oil spill after a ship ran aground on a coral reef.
Environmentalists say the spill is creating an ecological disaster, endangering corals, fish and other marine life around the Indian Ocean island.
Fuel spilling from a Japanese bulk carrier that ran aground on a reef in Mauritius two weeks ago is creating an ecological disaster, endangering corals, fish and other marine life around the Indian Ocean island, officials and environmentalists say.
The carrier, belonging to a Japanese company, ran aground on July 25 and was carrying 200 tonnes of diesel and 3,800 tonnes of bunker fuel.
Mauritius imposed one of the first and strictest lockdowns in Africa, going so far as to initially shutting supermarkets for 10 days, a measure that has been extended until June 1.
Sport can play a large role in the recovery after the coronavirus pandemic, and has proven its worth in the past.
The continent's economy could shrink up to 1.1 percent this year, trade could fall 35 percent from 2019 levels, and oil producers, tourist destinations will be hit hard, a study by African Union says.
PM Pravind Kumar Jugnauth's Militant Socialist Movement wins 35 of the 62 seats up for grabs while its rivals, the Labour Party and the Mauritian Militant Movement, bag 15 and 10 seats respectively, the election commission says.
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