After the pigs, dead ducks found floating in China river
SHANGHAI (AFP) - At least 1,000 dead ducks were found floating in a Chinese river, state media reported on Monday, after Shanghai said it had almost finished recovering thousands of deceased pigs from its main waterway.
The ducks were fished out of a section of river by authorities in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan, the official Xinhua news agency said.
They were then buried in plastic bags 3m underground, the report added. It did not specify how the ducks had died.
The report came after Shanghai officials said a cleanup was close to ending after an embarrassing pollution case which saw dead pigs floating down the city's main river, with the total number recovered standing at more than 16,000.