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Dead ducks found in Chinese river

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 00:52

March 27 - More than 1,000 dead ducks are found in a river in Sichuan Province, southwest China, days after the discovery of thousands of dead pigs in a waterway near Shanghai. Sarah Charlton reports.

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL Days after thousands of dead pigs were found in China, rotting ducks have been discovered in the south-west. More than 1,000 dead ducks have been pulled from a river in Sichuan province. Many were found dumped in bags. Officials insist the ducks pose no threat to livestock or humans. Local media say the river is not a source of drinking water for local residents. An investigation has been launched into why the ducks died. The discovery comes after thousands of dead pigs were found in a river near Shanghai, sparking public outrage. Traces of a virus were found in some of the pigs, raising fears that sick animals could end up in the food chain.

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Dead ducks found in Chinese river

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 00:52