Bird flu in Maharashtra: Two pond herons found dead in Kalyan

After Thane, two herons were found dead in Kalyan on Tuesday during afternoon hours, leading to a panic situation within locals, amid a bird flu outbreak.

The dead herons were found near the Guruatman society, in Gauri Pada area of Kalyan (W). The locals alerted the civic body, who then retrieved the bodies of the birds. However, the cause of death is not yet confirmed. “The bodies of the birds have been sent for further medical examination," said an official from Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC).

The area where the dead birds were found is located near the channel of Ulhas River, which attracts a large number of birds.

"After the incident, the inspection was carried by health officials from KDMC following the sanitisation of the spot. The locals also said that they had spotted two dead herons last week too," added official.

Amid the ongoing bird flu outbreak in the country, bird lovers in Kalyan have demanded a separate burial ground for the dead birds.

"Considering the bird flu cases and dead birds spotted in the city, the demand has been put forth by the Eco-drive Youngster Foundation to KDMC commissioner, for the separate burial ground for animals and birds," informed KDMC official.

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