Srinagar: Amid bird flu scare, scores of crows were found dead and carcasses of few foxes were also spotted in Lolab area in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district, GNS reported.
Panic triggered among residents after dozens of crows were found dead at Gundmacher area in Lolab early Monday morning. However, what puzzled the locals is that carcasses of around three foxes were also spotted at several places in the vicinity.
“The authorities have been intimated about the issue and we expect a quick follow-up in the matter,” a senior citizen of the area said, adding that “nonetheless the area has been witnessing a spike in the mortality rate of poultry birds.”
Meanwhile, when contacted, SDM Lolab, Aijaz Ahmad Bhat, told GNS that a team will be shortly sent to the area to take the samples of affected fauna to ascertain the cause of their death. (GNS)