Hailstorm kills ‘several thousand birds’ in Narail

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Narail, Feb 27: Several thousand birds, mostly migratory birds, were killed in ‘Anurima Eco Park’ at Panipara village of Kalia upazila in hailstorm accompanying rain that ripped through the country in last three days.Erfan Ahmed, the managing director of the Ecopark, said that heavy rainfall accompanied by stormy wind and hailstorm lashed Narail like other parts of the country on February 25 and February 26.

After the storm, they found carcasses of several thousand birds lying scattered in the park, he said.

The park authorities have gathered the dead birds and will bury those, said the Erfan Ahmed.

Khabir Uddin Ahmed, chairman of the Ecopark, said that since 2004 different species of birds come to the park from October and stay here for around eight months.

After being announced a sanctuary, more and more birds are coming to the park, said the chairman.

The death of these migratory birds is a huge loss for nature, he added.