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Paradise lost: How toxic water destroyed Manchar Lake

MANCHAR LAKE: For generations the Mohanna tribe have lived, loved, worked, and played on Pakistan's Manchar Lake; their floating settlement serving their needs from birth to death. But an unrelenting flow of toxic wastewater is pouring into the lake -- a byproduct of industrialisation and aggressive agricultural practices upstream -- and has slowly rendered it inhospitable, poisoning the water and almost everything in it. For fishermen such as Mohammed Yusuf, life on the lake is becoming intolerable. "When we were…