Mauritius facing environmental crisis after oil spill
Port Louis, Aug. 7, (dpa/GNA) - Authorities in Mauritius were battling a huge oil spill from a Japanese vessel off the coast of the popular tourist island on Friday. Photographs from the air showed the oil slick spreading through the turquoise waters off the island. Other images in local L'Express newspaper showed blackened beaches and dead marine life. Greenpeace said the spill would have devastating consequences.