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Karnataka: Pigeon deaths cause panic
February 21, 2006 14:17 IST
Last Updated: February 21, 2006 14:18 IST
About 15 pigeons died in the regulated market yard at Kushalnagar in Madikeri Monday, causing panic in the wake of the bird flu scare gripping the country.
Residents gathered before the RMC yard as the birds died mysteriously. They fear that the bird flu might have hit the town.
Samples have been taken for the veterinary department to take remedial measures.
The deputy commissioner convened an emergency meeting for Wednesday to discuss the precautionary measures to be initiated to avoid the bird flu.