Over 300 pigs were incinerated at a farm in Anhui province, China after a neighboring resident was lighting off firecrackers that sparked a flame in the hog pen.

The fire occurred on the eve of the lunar new year after a villager set off a string of firecrackers while visiting the grave of his ancestor adjacent to the farm, reports Shanghaiist.

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Pigs are intelligent animals, a fact that makes this catastrophe even more upsetting. If only the fire broke out at one of China’s many cockroach farms.

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The entire farm was damaged by the fire; only a skeleton of the structure remains.

[via Shanghaiist, NetEase]

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