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    More than five hundred pigeons suddenly dropped dead at a village in Bihar's Bhagalpur district over the last four days, causing residents, some of them pigeon-keepers, to fear that something was amiss. District officials are still to visit the site and conduct an inquiry. Over 500 pigeons died mysteriously in Bath village near Sultanganj in Bhagalpur, about 250 km from the state capital. "We were shocked, and we cannot understand why it happened," Subodh Kumar Singh, a keeper of pigeons who lost 250 birds in two days, said. Another pigeon keeper, Mohan Singh, said: "We need some manner of inquiry into this. Why did such a large number of pigeons drop dead in a matter of days?" Other pigeon keepers like Subhit Singh, Radhe Singh and Bhumeshwar Singh said the government ought to investigate the pigeon deaths. Alok Mankar, a veterinarian, said that the cause for the birds' death may have been technical problems in the radiation machine of mobile phone towers. He added, however, that he was only speculating, and that only an investigation could get to the root of the problem. Pigeons are valued as pets, and there is a thriving market for them.

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    Re: Bihar: 500 pigeons die in Bhagalpur district

    Flying pigeons fall dead in Bhagalpur
    By JHARKHANDNEWS - Mon Nov 05, 5:59 pm

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    JharkhandNews

    Early this year, many crows had died in different parts of Jharkhand.Now, over 500 pigeons are reported to have died in Bath village near Sultanganj in Bihar?s Bhagalpur district.
    The death of some crows was attributed to a variant of Bird Flu.Some others had claimed that micro waves released by the mobile towers were responsible for their death.But there was no unanimity about the cause of their death among the forensic experts.

    This time again,though no body knows the cause of Pigeons? death,some of their keepers in Bath village were brooding.?This is for the first time I have seen the mass death of so many pigeons?,said Satish Singh, who claims to have lost 250 pigeons.
    None of the district officials had visited the site so far.A report quoting another pigeon keeper Mohan Singh,said:?Inquiry is needed to know why so many pigeons had died in a couple of days.?
    In Bihar and Jharkhand,meat of pigeon is consumed by many.Pigeons are also domesticated as pets.
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    http://www.jharkhandstatenews.com/fl...-in-bhagalpur/
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