At least 131 dead pigs have been dumped into a major river that provides drinking water to Nanchang, the capital of China’s eastern Jiangxi province, China Daily cited local authorities as saying Wednesday. Nanchang water authority first discovered dead pigs on Saturday in a section of the 758-km-long Ganjiang River, a major tributary of the Yangtze River, the report said. As of 6 pm Tuesday, 131 dead pigs had been collected. They are believed to have flowed from the upper reaches of the river, the report said, adding that collecting efforts are still under way in the river. Examination of all water intakes in the city by the environmental and health authorities showed that the tap water is safe for drinking, the municipal government’s information office was quoted as saying.
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