Hanoi lake returns to life after mass fish deaths

By Ngoc Thanh, Pham Huong   October 11, 2016 | 02:41 pm GMT+7
Restaurants have reopened and people have returned for morning exercises around the West Lake.
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West Lake, the largest fresh water lake in Hanoi, looked almost clean on Monday, ten days after a huge number of dead fish cast a stench across the area.

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This part of the lake at the corner of Lac Long Quan and Trich Sai still stinks of rotten fish.

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Fish gone belly up draw flies on the lake along Lac Long Quan Street.

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A turtle leans on a dead fish to catch some air.

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Environmental workers are still busy cleaning up the dead fish, estimated to be around 200 tons so far.

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The dead fish will be dumped at a garbage site in Soc Son District on the outskirts of the city.

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A foreigner jogs around the lake on Monday morning, but said he could still smell the dead fish a week after the disaster.

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Morning exercises have returned to a park by the lake.

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Pumps are used to increase oxygen levels in the water. An investigation found a lack of oxygen in the water was the reason for the tons of dead fish that washed up from October 1, but polluting factors have not been identified.

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Many restaurants along the lake have returned to business, but there are fewer customers than before.

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