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Flood of dead pigs in China's Sichuan reservoir: report

Published on Mar 26, 2014 2:43 PM
 
People collecting dead pigs from the Gan river in Nanchang, in eastern China's Jiangxi province, March 26, 2014. Hundreds of dead pigs are being recovered every month from a Chinese reservoir, partly due to government efforts to stop carcasses making their way onto the dining table, state media said on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (AFP) - Hundreds of dead pigs are being recovered every month from a Chinese reservoir, partly due to government efforts to stop carcasses making their way onto the dining table, state media said on Wednesday.

The revelations about the reservoir in Qionglai, in the southwestern province of Sichuan, are the latest scandal relating to food safety to hit China.

The news comes one week after authorities found 157 dead pigs in a river in Jiangxi province. A year ago China was stunned by the appearance of more than 16,000 dead pigs floating along parts of the Huangpu river which flows through the country's commercial hub Shanghai.

The dead creatures also started to drift along rivers into the Qionglai irrigation reservoir five years ago, the Western China City Daily reported.

 
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