CANBERRA, Australia | Thousands of fish die in 3rd mass death in Australian river

CANBERRA, Australia | Thousands of fish die in 3rd mass death in Australian river

CANBERRA, Australia—January 28, 2019— Hundreds of thousands of fish died on Monday in the third mass death in recent weeks on a stretch of a major Australian river that local officials blamed on drought but critics said at least partly stemmed from water mismanagement.

The latest deaths began overnight in the Darling River near the township of Menindee in western New South Wales state. That’s the same area where hundreds of thousands of fish were found floating dead in early January and shortly before Christmas.

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