Children play in 'toxic' foam blanketing Indian beach

Children have been seen playing in a strange wave of white foam which has washed up on Marina Beach in Chennai, India over the weekend.

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The foam is said to be toxic, caused by pollutants in sewerage mixing with sea water. Source: BBC

Locals, however say the foam is toxic, caused by pollutants in sewage mixing with sea water, the BBC reports.

A local pollution control officer told the Indian Express newspaper that authorities hoped the pollutants in the water should subside in the next couple of days.