A local said she had never seen such a large whale
It was found near a location where another huge whale was rescued two days ago
Environmentalists said they are very concerned about this unusual number in a short span of time
It took locals 17 hours to bring the 10-ton carcass ashore for worshipping
Fishermen in central Vietnam attempted to save the shark last week but failed
Salt workers in Nam Dinh Province saw the giant whale on Monday morning and successfully saved it
Blue whales eat up to around four tons of krill daily.
The whale is revered by Vietnamese fishermen, and beached creatures are always given a ceremonial burial and worshiped in temples
Five people were confirmed dead and one was missing, while 21 had been rescued
"The search continues for people still unaccounted for," a spokesman said
The species is vulnerable worldwide under the pressure of commercial fisheries
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The carcass has been taken to a temple in Bac Lieu