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Dogs die after eating chicks in Jharkhand

The death of two street dogs after reportedly consuming dead chicks caused bird flu scare at Ramgarh.

india Updated: Mar 19, 2006 22:11 IST

The death of two street dogs after reportedly consuming dead chicks caused bird flu scare at Ramgarh in Jharkhand's Hazaribag district with the district administration ordering a probe.

Deputy Commissioner Rahul Purwar told reporters that he had asked the team, formed to look into the reported incident, to submit a report within 24 hours.

Appealing to the people not to get panicky, he said the administration was waiting for submission of report by the high-level team for deciding on the next action.

Local people claimed that the street dogs died sometimes after consuming dead chicks, which were lying near a poultry farm in Ramgarh town on Saturday.

Ramgarh Sub-Divisional Officer D Choubey went to the area to ascertain the fact and take stock of the situation.

First Published: Mar 19, 2006 15:39 IST