Sunday, March 10, 2013

China: Hundreds Of Dead Pigs Dragged From River

More than 900 dead pigs have been pulled out of a Chinese river which is a source of drinking water for some Shanghai residents.

Authorities said they began receiving reports of the animals floating upstream in the Huangpu River earlier in the week.

Environmental experts have been working during daylight hours to retrieve them, but cannot continue the operation at night due to safety concerns.

Xu Rong, director of the Songjiang environmental department, said: "We have been picking up dead pigs from morning to night.

"We cannot do it at night due to safety concerns. We cannot work (all) night, so we usually start (work) at around 6:30am and continue until dark."