Why Mosquito Tornado Swirling Over Mutha River Near Keshavnagar, Kharadi In Pune (Photo: Instagram/Being Pune Official)
Pune: After Pune residents recently witnessed unusual, but extraordinary occurrence of a mosquito tornado that swirled over the Mutha river, which lead a social media outrage on the internet. After the video of mosquito tornado went viral on social media, the incident came to light.
The unusual mosquito tornado was witnessed in the Keshavnagar and Kharadi areas of Pune. According to the video, tornado of mosquitos was witnessed forming swirling towers near the riverbank. The phenomenon is considered a rare sight in urban areas.
Why Mosquito Tornado Is Swirling In Pune?
As per various reported, the rare phenomenon is attributed to the recent weather conditions in Pune, which have created an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes, leading to mosquito tornado, The Indian Express reported. Another report by NDTV
said that the mosquito tornado is attributed to increase water level in the Mula-Mutha River in Kharadi.
The video of Mosquito Tornado was uploaded by Being Pune Official on Instagram. The post captioned, "Mosquito tornado over a river. Near Keshavnagar, Kharadi." After the video was uploaded on the social media platform, it garnered over 4.6 million views, along with over 50k likes and comments.
Several social media user reacted to the Instagram post. One user suggested that the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) should expedite their riverfront and river cleaning project, as it could help address both the mosquito issue and water scarcity problems. Another person expressed concern about the perceived danger posed by the mosquito tornado.
A third user on Instagram asked,"Someone with knowledge, what is the science behind this occurrence?," to which the a user replied, "Rivers are self-cleaning. They contain animals that feed on mosquito larvae. The municipal corporation spills sewage into the river and let’s corporations pollute it, it leads to unchecked growth of water hyacinth which makes the surface of the river still enough for mosquitoes to breed. It may look funny but it’ll not be with the diseases they bring."