Hundreds of trout found dead in Cornwall river

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The Environment Agency is investigating how more than 300 trout died in a river in east Cornwall.

Officials were alerted on Sunday to a large number of dead fish floating in the East Looe River, near Liskeard.

A total of 190 sea trout and 136 juvenile trout, plus a small number of salmon, were found in a 1.6-mile (2.5km) stretch by its officers.

The agency said it was a serious incident which had devastated the local fish population.

Fish and water samples have been sent to the agency's laboratories for analysis.

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