Last update 10/8/2011 3:30:00 PM (GMT+7)

Fish died of pollution in Hanoi’s largest lake
VietNamNet Bridge – Part of the West Lake in Hanoi has been covered by thousands of dead fish for a week, causing serious pollution.

Dead fish have appeared for a week and they float to the shore.

Most of them are tilapias.

Deaf fish and rubbish…

… make the pollution more serious in Hanoi’s largest fresh-water lake.

Some are up to a kilo in weight.

Nguyen Phuc Quang, chief of the West Lake Management Board, said that fish are dead
 because of polluted water discharged to the West Lake from families and r
estaurants on Thuy Khue road. He said the board has hired a waste
 treatment enterprise to clean up the lake’s surface.