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Flooding Kills 160,000 Pigs on Southern China Farm

19 June 2015

CHINA - Around 160,000 pigs have drowned at a farm in Southern China following torrential rains and flooding.

The animals died at a farm in Dahua Yao county in the Guangxi region, the BeijingNews said.

With high temperatures around 33oC this week the smell of the pig carcasses could be detected 2km away from the farm.

The authorities had yet to remove the bodies from the waters as of Wednesday and were still searching for a place to bury the carcasses.

The farm is in a mountainous area which is only accessible by small boat.

Farmers, who reached the scene in bamboo boats, rescued some live pigs on Wednesday, according to the report.

Tests are underway to see if the area’s water supply has been seriously polluted.

ThePigSite News Desk

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