Ducks, fish die en masse in central Vietnamese village

Tuoi Tre News

Updated : 06/21/2017 11:18 GMT + 7

Countless farm-raised ducks and fish from a village in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Nam have been found dead overnight, with the cause yet to be concluded.

The deaths were discovered on Tuesday morning in a section of a stream in An Chanh Village, Dai Tan Commune, Dai Loc District.

After finding out about the mass deaths, local residents gathered at the People’s Committee headquarters in Dai Tan to report the situation.

Ho Minh Hoang, a duck farmer in the area, recalled that he had noticed the water turning opaque as well as an unpleasant odor on Monday night.

“I could not sleep the entire night worrying that my ducks would be affected by the changing water environment,” Hoang said, adding that 30 of his animals were found dead the following morning.

At the two farms of Truong Toan and Vo Ngoc Anh, the number of dead ducks was over 50.

Fish and farm-raised ducks die en masse in An Chanh Village, Quang Nam Province. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Dozens of other farmers in the village have also suffered the same fate, while a large number of fish went belly-up.

According to local residents, a similar incident occurred in the neighborhood about two months ago, causing heavy losses for farmers.

“The upstream section is seven kilometers from the scene of mass deaths,” Do Son Ha, deputy chief of An Chanh Village, said. “People have been blaming the activities of an upstream alcohol factory for the fatalities.”

Truong Van Huan, deputy head of the Office of Natural Resources and Environment in Dai Loc District, confirmed on Tuesday evening that relevant authorities have been probing the case.

“We will take the water samples for testing. No conclusion has been announced,” Huan elaborated.

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About Trần Đình Hoành

I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn. I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law. I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam. In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship. Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam. I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN. I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage dotchuoinon.com on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development (cvdvn.net). I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries. In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống). In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success". I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.

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