Mauritius declares environmental emergency

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News: Mauritius has declared an environmental emergency after a ship that ran aground on a reef in the Indian Ocean started leaking fuel.

Facts:

  • Environmental Emergency: It is defined as a sudden-onset disaster or accident resulting from natural, technological or human-induced factors, or a combination of these that causes or threatens to cause severe environmental damage as well as loss of human lives and property.

Additional Facts:

  • Mauritius: It is an island nation in the Indian Ocean located off the south-east coast of the African continent.