Food fish stored with human corpses


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It pays to find out where your fish have spent the night before you purchase them for the dinner table...

Fish traders in Tripura, India are storing fish in boxes containing human corpses before they transport them to the local market.

It's emerged that Hilsa, or Ilish (Tenualosa ilisha) – the national fish of Bangladesh – are being stored in cooling boxes alongside the corpses, in an effort by fish traders to save money on more conventional storage.

According to Weird Asia News, a local reporter who went undercover as a fish trader was shown by hospital employees how they stored the popular food fish in morgue boxes.

As a result, the Indian health minister has ordered an inquiry and one of the employees has been suspended.

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