Hundreds of residents of the Indian city Mumbai are rushing to drink sea water which they have branded a 'miracle' and a 'gift from God.' The crux of their belief lies in the fact that the water apparently has a distinctively sweet taste.
Residents are bathing in it, drinking it, and sending it to relatives. Unfortunately, the body of water is also immediately next to a sewage outlet, which releases thousands of tonnes of raw sewage and industrial waste into the water every day.
Officials believe that the taste is likely the result of pollution or an influx of fresh water. However, residents remain convinced, asserting that the water also has healing powers. "I will carry this back for my two sons and my parents," said one.