HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
RAJBIRAJ: Bird flu fear has gripped the people of Chinnamasta village development committee in Saptari district.
Terror struck locals after around 80 fowls brought for sale at Sakhada bazaar from the Launiya-based farm belonging to Subhas Mandal dropped dead one by one today.
As news of the fowls’ death spread, panic struck the people in the VDC and surrounding areas. Police personnel seized the birds and handed them over to the Saptari District Livestock Office.
The office said it found no bird flu virus in the fowls dead and alive.
“They might have died due to some other reason,” said the office Chief Kashinath Yadav.