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Traffic stalls as rubbernecking neighbours stop to gawk at mammoth catfish

Update: September, 23/2016 - 09:00
Ogling: A 200kg catfish caused a traffic jam in Long Xuyên City’s Mỹ Khánh Commune where hundreds of locals stopped to stare at it. VNS Photo Cửu Long
Viet Nam News

Hundreds of people who couldn’t resist the sight of a catfish as big as a small boat caused quite a stir in Long Xuyên Province.

A female trader living in a hamlet in Long Xuyên City’s Mỹ Khánh Commune had deposited the catfish in front of her house, causing a traffic jam.

The fish, 2.3 metres long weighing 200kg, was purchased from a fisherman who had caught it in the Mekong River in Cambodia.

A local fisherman named Tùng said he had never seen such a huge catfish.

“If I saw such a catfish in my fishnet, I would do nothing but run away.”

The trader sold the catfish to a restaurant in HCM City’s District 7 for around VNĐ450,000 – VNĐ600,000 (US$19.5-26) per kilo.

Lý Nhị Nghĩa, the restaurant owner, hired eight young men to transport the fish in a truck to HCM City.

“Our guests are very fond of this kind of catfish,” he said.VNS









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