By Shannon Najmabadi
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The number of dead pigs in the Huangpu river reached at least 11,257 last Thursday (thousands more according to non-governmental observers). However, Shanghai city spokesman Xu Wei said that the city has nearly completed fishing the pig carcasses out of the river, according to the Shanghai Daily.
The municipal authorities didn’t state how many carcasses had been found, but Xu said more dead pigs still had to be fished out of the area along the border between the Shanghai and Zhejiang provinces.
“Xu said Shanghai plans to set up an emergency system to help ensure water safety,” reported the Shanghai Daily.