Some two tons of dead fish were washed up Tuesday on a popular Romanian tourist beach, local authorities said.
Authorities were clearing away the fish, which included plaice and chub, the AP says.
Simion Nicolaev, Director of the Grigore Antipa National Institute for Marine Research, said that seaweed had proliferated in the Black Sea, sucking oxygen out of the water and killing the fish.
An explosion of household gas occurred in a nine-storeyed apartment building in the city of Shakhty, the Rostov region of Russia. The blast destroyed two storeys of the building