By Sandra Birungi
Over 2000 pigs were found dead in a Chinese river much to the surprise of the nationals.
It is believed that the carcasses could have been dumped in the Huangpu river in Zhejiang province. The number of the dead pigs is expected to increase according to the director of Shanghai Songjiang District Environmental Protection Bureau. “We have to act quickly to remove them all for fear of causing water pollution,” she was quoted as saying.
Officials are investigating the deaths. The pigs were found today.
In a statement posted by the Shanghai government, workers are continuing to collect carcasses from the river and it was closely monitoring the water quality although no pollution has been found so far. China government is planning to invest $850 billion over the next decade to improve the water supply system in the country which has high levels of pollution.