PM urges to verify cause of dead fish en mass in lake of Hanoi

The government office yesterday sent a document signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc asking for a verification of dead fish en mass in Ho Tay (West Lake), the largest lake in the Vietnam capital city.

As per the document, the PM asked the Hanoi People’s Committee to handle the case especially pollution treatment to prevent possible diseases. Hanoi authority must prohibit people to cook dead fish for food as well as soon to find out the cause of dead fish.

Before, on October 2 the mass fish deaths still went belly up in the lake surface. Yesterday, Hanoi's environment workers collected 60 tons of dead fish in the lake.

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment and environment police took samples from different section of the lake for testing to find out the reason of fish dying en mass.

The cause of the case will be soon announced to people.

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By Phan Thao – translated by Uyen Phuong

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