Shanghai river pig toll now 6,600
- Published: 13 Mar 2013 at 10.49
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Shanghai said it pulled hundreds more dead pigs out of its main river Wednesday, bringing the total to just over 6,600, as residents worried over drinking water criticised the handling of the incident.
Dead pigs collected by sanitation workers from Shanghai's main waterway on March 11, 2013. The number of dead pigs found in Shanghai's main river has doubled in two days to nearly 6,000, the government said, as residents worried over the water supply questioned the handling of the incident.
Shanghai recovered 685 more dead pigs from the Huangpu river, which cuts through China's commercial hub and supplies 22 percent of its water, but water quality was within national standards, a government statement said.
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