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157 dead pigs were found  in a Chinese river, the Chinese authorities  said yesterday .

The dead pigs  were recovered from the Gan river in Jiangxi, which supplies drinking water to the provincial capital Nanchang, the official news agency Xinhua said.

Tests showed that the tap water remains safe for drinking, it said, citing Nanchang authorities.

157 Dead Pigs

157 Dead Pigs Found in a Chinese River

“Another 20 pigs have been fished out of the Gan River, for a total of 157,” state broadcaster CCTV said on an account on Sina Weibo, a Chinese version of Twitter.

Photos posted by CCTV showed staff in white clothing and face masks inspecting carcasses lined up on a riverbank.

Ear tags indicated the animals came from Zhangshu, which is part of Yichun city in the central Chinese province, CCTV said, citing Jiangxi’s agriculture department.