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Hundreds of ‘kaputas’ fall dead in Puttalam town

09 Jun 2023 - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}      

By Hiran Priyankara and Jude Samantha   

In a disturbing turn of events, hundreds of ‘kaputas’ (crows) were found dead in Puttalam town recently, resulting in the government veterinary surgeons launching an immediate investigation into the cause of deaths.  

The veterinarians said they had sent the dead ‘kaputas’ to the Peradeniya University Veterinary Science faculty for tests to determine the exact cause of death.

Residents in the area said they had seen a flight of crows in the sky and they had suddenly started falling to the ground.   When the residents approached the birds, attempting to feed them water, the birds had been in pain and had died within minutes.  

Much to the shock of area residents, hundreds of dead crows were lying dead on the ground and the police was called in.    The matter was then handed over to the veterinarians for further investigation.