A surreal, blood-red river has inundated the Indonesian village of Jenggot in the wake of floods hitting a nearby textiles factory, causing a frenzy on social media.
- Pekalongan city is known for its manufacture of traditional Indonesian batik fabrics
- Rivers around the city are regularly polluted by runoff from the inks used in the process
- Environmental authorities have deployed a truck to suck up the blood-red floodwaters
Thousands of Twitter users have shared photos and videos of the village south of Pekalongan in Central Java being flooded by crimson-colored water, with some saying it reminded them of blood.
Pekalongan is a city known for batik, a traditional Indonesian method of using wax to resist water-based dyes to depict patterns and drawings, usually on fabric.
"I am so afraid if this photo gets into the bad hands of hoax spreaders," Twitter user Ayah E Arek-Arek said.