S. Korean heat wave kills off 830,000 chickens

South Korea is experiencing a heat wave that has claimed 830,000 chickens; 40,000 ducks; and 3,000 quails. An algal heat-induced bloom is further threatening the potable water supply.

Since late July, the heat has claimed more than 40,000 ducks, 3,000 quails and 800,000 chickens, the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said in an e-mailed statement.

Temperatures rose in Seoul to 35 degrees Celsius, and stayed steady for almost two weeks, and has also claimed the lives of seven people.


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