Blood-red flood swamps village in Indonesia

A village in Indonesia was swamped with blood-red water after floods carried dye from batik factories on February 6. The area is located south of Pekalongan, a city in Indonesia well-known for producing batik fabric. Residents had to wade through the surreal red liquid. Dimas Arga Yudha, a local disaster relief official, said: ‘The colour will disappear when it mixes with rain for a while.’ Disaster response teams used pumps to drain the flooded area. They said it was caused by heavy rain that swamped small home production factories and dye ran into the water, which spread through neighbouring streets.