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Mumbai: 36 flamingos found dead after Emirates flight hits them

May 21, 2024 02:43 PM

Punjab Newsline, Mumbai, May 21-
At least 36 flamingos were found dead after they were allegedly hit by an Emirates flight over the Laxmi Nagar area of Pantnagar in Mumbai's Ghatkopar.
According to an HT report, a Mumbai airport source said that EK 508, an Emirates flight, reported a bird strike on arrival at 9.18pm. The damaged flight made a safe landing at Mumbai Airport.
After locals alerted a wildlife group about the dead birds in Ghatkopar, Forest Department officers rushed to the scene and discovered the deformed carcasses.
Officials discovered the area scattered with bird carcasses. Broken wings, claws, and beaks were scattered everywhere.
"The carcasses have been sent for an autopsy to find out the exact cause of their death," said Pawan Sharma, founder of the Resqink Association for Wildlife Welfare (RAWW).

 
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