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Mass death of pigs, dogs in Malkangiri village triggers panic

Kalinga TV News Network

pig and dog deathMalkangiri: Residents of Badigata village under Kalimela block of the district are in a state of panic after a number of pigs and stray dogs were found dead in the locality on Sunday morning. A team of district veterinary officials visited the village following the incident and examined the dead animals.

According to reports, residents of Badigata village were witnessing mass pig and dog deaths in the locality over the last couple of days but they brought it to the notice of the district administration after the toll reached alarming proportions since Friday. Villagers say around 150 animals, including pigs and dogs, have perished in the last two days.

District Veterinary officials swung into action today. The two-member team, which visited the village in the afternoon, hinted at an outbreak of Swine Flu after preliminary examination of the animal carcasses.

The team is in the village and details are awaited.