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Thousands of Birds Found Dead in Rajasthan's Sambhar Lake

India | PTI | November 12, 2019, 7:31 pm
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 Thousands of migratory birds of about ten species were found dead around Sambhar Lake, the country’s largest inland saltwater lake near Jaipur, sending shock waves among locals and authorities. Officials said they suspect water contamination as one of the reasons for the deaths but were awaiting viscera test reports. Though the official toll was 1,500, locals claimed the number of dead birds could be as high as 5,000.<br /><br />Forest and civic workers collect dead birds into a sack at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)
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Thousands of migratory birds of about ten species were found dead around Sambhar Lake, the country’s largest inland saltwater lake near Jaipur, sending shock waves among locals and authorities. Officials said they suspect water contamination as one of the reasons for the deaths but were awaiting viscera test reports. Though the official toll was 1,500, locals claimed the number of dead birds could be as high as 5,000.

Forest and civic workers collect dead birds into a sack at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

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 A civic worker rescues birds at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. Thousands of birds of various species were found dead at the lake even as authorities tried to ascertain the cause of the large scale deaths. (Image: PTI)
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A civic worker rescues birds at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. Thousands of birds of various species were found dead at the lake even as authorities tried to ascertain the cause of the large scale deaths. (Image: PTI)

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 A veterinary doctor provides first-aid to a bird at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)
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A veterinary doctor provides first-aid to a bird at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

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 A bird lies dead at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. Thousands of birds of various species were found dead at the lake even as authorities tried to ascertain the cause of the large scale deaths. (Image: PTI)
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A bird lies dead at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. Thousands of birds of various species were found dead at the lake even as authorities tried to ascertain the cause of the large scale deaths. (Image: PTI)

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 A civic worker rescues a bird at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)
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A civic worker rescues a bird at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

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 A dead bird is seen at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)
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A dead bird is seen at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

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 A civic worker carries a dead bird as others lie in front of him, at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)
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A civic worker carries a dead bird as others lie in front of him, at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

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 Civic workers collect dead birds at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. Officials said they suspect water contamination as one of the reasons for the deaths but were awaiting viscera test reports. (Image: PTI)
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Civic workers collect dead birds at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. Officials said they suspect water contamination as one of the reasons for the deaths but were awaiting viscera test reports. (Image: PTI)

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 Civic workers prepare to bury birds which were found dead, at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)
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Civic workers prepare to bury birds which were found dead, at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

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 Civic workers collect dead birds at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. Thousands of birds of various species were found dead at the lake even as authorities tried to ascertain the cause of the large scale deaths. (Image: PTI)
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Civic workers collect dead birds at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. Thousands of birds of various species were found dead at the lake even as authorities tried to ascertain the cause of the large scale deaths. (Image: PTI)

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 A civic worker carries a dead bird at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)
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A civic worker carries a dead bird at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

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 Veterinary doctors provide first aid to a bird at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)
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Veterinary doctors provide first aid to a bird at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

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 Wildlife Creatures Organization (WCO) members rescues a bird at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)
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Wildlife Creatures Organization (WCO) members rescues a bird at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

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 A dead bird is seen in the foreground as forest and civic workers collect dead birds in sacks, at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)
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A dead bird is seen in the foreground as forest and civic workers collect dead birds in sacks, at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

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 Civic workers collect dead birds at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)
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Civic workers collect dead birds at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

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 A forest worker tries to save a bird by pouring water at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)
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A forest worker tries to save a bird by pouring water at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

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 A flock of birds flies above the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. Thousands of birds of various species were found dead at the lake even as authorities tried to ascertain the cause of the large scale deaths. (Image: PTI)
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A flock of birds flies above the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. Thousands of birds of various species were found dead at the lake even as authorities tried to ascertain the cause of the large scale deaths. (Image: PTI)

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 Forest and civic workers collect dead birds into a sack at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)
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Forest and civic workers collect dead birds into a sack at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

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 A civic worker carries a dead bird as others lying in front of him at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)
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A civic worker carries a dead bird as others lying in front of him at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

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 Dead birds at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)
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Dead birds at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

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