Vietnamese fishermen drag giant whale carcass inland for burial

Local fishermen in Vietnam were filmed bringing the carcass of a 15-ton whale to the shore in Binh Thuan Province.

A group of fishermen discovered the dead whale floating on the sea and decided to take it to the mainland for burial.

Footage shows fishermen tiding ropes around the whale carcass and using a digger to drag the corpse to the shore.

Whale-worshipping is an ancient cult in Vietnam. There are numerous temples dedicated to whales across the country and the practice of giving a dead whale an elaborate funeral is often practiced by local fishermen.

The deceased whale is buried in a funeral and exhumated three or four years after. The bones are then cleaned and placed in temples.