Thousand birds die in Orissa poultry farm

by 5m Editor
18 April 2006, at 12:00am

INDIA - Over a thousand chickens have died in a poultry farm in Orissa, a media report said on Tuesday, though officials confirmed the deaths of only five birds and said it had nothing to do with avian flu. The birds have died in a poultry farm at Manari village in Mayurbhanj district, a leading Oriya daily reported. The dead chickens were apparently buried near the firm and none of the district veterinary officials have so far visited the place. &quot;Only the deaths of five birds have been reported,&quot; District Collector VK Pandian said, adding that the numbers may have been exaggerated because farmers wanted compensation. He said he was sending a team of experts to the spot. <i>Source: Times Of China</i>

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