Fish died en masses during the past two days in Hà Tĩnh Province. — Photo vov.vn
HÀ TĨNH — An investigation has been launched after 85 tonnes of fish died since Sunday in Thạch Sơn and Thạch Đỉnh communes of Thạch Hà District.
The information was released by Nguyễn Văn Sáu, head of the district's Division of Agriculture and Rural Development in the central province of Hà Tĩnh.
The fish belonged to 61 households. The damage is estimated more than VNĐ10 billion (US$444,000).
Concerned organisations and local authorities on Monday took samples of the fish to search for reasons of the incident.
Local authorities banned farmers from selling fish until it is safe to do so.
Đặng Thị Thu Hoàn, deputy director of the Hà Tĩnh Department of Animal Health, said the department also took samples of the fish for analysis.
After a typhoon, the province has severe hot weather since last Saturday. An official from the Hà Tĩnh Department of Animal Health said the changing environmental atmosphere might be reason of the incident. — VNS