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Hundreds of dead pigs found in Chinese river

Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 - 00:40

March 10 - Shanghai authorities have retrieved more than 900 dead pigs from a local river and are investigating what may be causing the deaths. Deborah Gembara reports.

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A discovery along the banks of Shanghai's Huagpu River. Dead pigs. More than 900 of them. SOUNDBITE: Unidentified Shanghai resident saying (Mandarin) : "You can see dead pigs here every day and every year, and there are even more now than those in the past few years." The mysterious deaths could be a threat to the drinking water and Authorities have started retrieving the bodies to prevent contamination. Shanghai environmental agency is investigating the dead swine and local water samples so far show signs of having been affected.

Hundreds of dead pigs found in Chinese river

Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 - 00:40

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