New Delhi : Avian deaths in the national capital on Saturday climbed to over 40 with 17 ducks being found dead at Hauz Khas deer park even as the Centre formed a three-member committee to keep a close watch on the bird flu situation.
Authorities also sent seven bird carcasses collected from across the city for test after the control room received calls in this regard. The National Zoological Park, which did not report any fresh death, took reporters on a tour in its premises.
In wake of the fresh deaths, Development Minister Gopal Rai will visit the deer park on Sunday.
The Union Environment Ministry said a constant vigil is kept around the National Zoological Parks..