Watch this river turn blood red after thousands of pigs are culled because of the African Swine fever in Africa.
Residents living along South Korea’s seventh-largest river were left baffled and anxious after the water turned blood red and an unbearable smell filled up the air.
Oddly enough, the Imjin River, which runs through the demilitarised zone near the inter-Korean border, turned blood red last sunday, after blood from a burial site containing 47,000 pig carcasses seeped into the stream due to heavy rains.
The mass killing took place over the weekend, but the carcasses were left inside trucks and on the ground because plastic containers used in the burial were missing.
Meanwhile, the blood has been pumped out of the river and did not contaminate tap water reservoirs in the region.
Dramatic African Swine Fever in South Korea
South Korea is currently experiencing an unprecedented African swine fever epidemic, which has seen as much as 380,000 pigs culled since its start on September 17, 2019.
African swine fever is a highly contagious haemorrhagic disease and is almost always fatal to swine herds, but does not affect humans.
The illness occurs among pigs and wild boars and is transmitted by ticks and direct contact between animals.