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Thousands of carp die in mysterious circumstances in Iraq

AFP reports:

Iraqi fish farmers south of Baghdad have been left reeling after finding thousands of dead carp mysteriously floating in their cages or washed up on the banks of the Euphrates.

Piles of the dead silvery fish, along with a few car tyres and plastic bags, could be seen on Friday (Nov 2) lying under a massive concrete bridge.

They covered the surface of deeper water nearby, providing rich pickings for birds circling above.

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