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India: 39 flamingos dead after aircraft hit them in Mumbai

India: 39 flamingos dead after aircraft hit them in Mumbai

India: 39 flamingos dead after aircraft hit them in Mumbai

India: 39 flamingos dead after aircraft hit them in Mumbai

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  • An Emirates aircraft collided with a flock of flamingos in Mumbai, India, resulting in the death of at least 39 birds.
  • The incident raised concerns about wildlife safety and the potential impact on the local ecosystem.
  • Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision.
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A tragic incident has occurred in Mumbai, India, where a collision between an Emirates aircraft and a flock of flamingos has resulted in the death of at least 39 birds. The Emirates flight, carrying over 300 passengers, landed safely on Monday night despite the unfortunate encounter. Environmentalists have expressed deep concern over this incident, raising questions about the safety of wildlife and the potential impact on the local ecosystem.

Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision, including the reason why the flamingos deviated from their usual flight path and came into the aircraft’s path.

The incident highlights the importance of protecting wildlife habitats and ensuring the safe coexistence of humans and animals in urban environments.

Every year, thousands of flamingos migrate to Mumbai around November, seeking refuge in the city’s wetlands for several months. Their arrival is a highly anticipated event, attracting locals who flock to admire and photograph the vibrant pink birds.

The incident came to light after a group of children in Ghatkopar, a Mumbai suburb, discovered numerous flamingo carcasses on the road late Monday night. Residents then alerted wildlife officials, who confirmed the deaths, discovering a scattering of bloodied carcasses across a 500-meter radius.

The incident has sparked outrage, with environmentalists blaming excessive construction and encroachment on the wetlands for the tragedy, arguing that the birds are increasingly forced to seek refuge in unsafe areas. They accuse authorities of failing to protect the migratory birds and their natural habitat.

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