China’s clean water problem is growing as 1,000 dead ducks were pulled from a river in southwest China.
Residents found the dead ducks in Nanhe river in Pengshan county, Sichuan province, and alerted the environmental department, they said.
Local residents and livestock were not at risk as the river was not used for drinking water, officials added.
The news comes as the toll of dead pigs pulled from Shanghai's Huangpu river passed 16,000.
The cause of the duck deaths has not been determined.