300 Flamingos killed by massive hailstorm in Albacete, Spain

05.09.15 Flamingos Killed In Spain
A strong storm water and hail, which fell in the province of Albacete, killed 300 copies of the lagoon of Petrola flamenco. Sources of the special services of prevention and extinction of fire in the region (Sepei) confirmed that storm also caused tens of specimens wounded, that have been recovered by environmental agents.
Ovidio García, head of the Sepei, explained that “the figures are not official and are environmental agents who will have the final count”, although “the data that we have given have been 300 dead animals”.
Environmental agents have spent long hours recovering adults and dead chickens, and injured animals. Garcia said that “the lagoon of Petrola is extensive, but not deep,” by which rescues them “not have been complicated”. The same lagoon already was the scene of the death of some 80 flamingos by a strong HailStorm and hail in 2010, and then Albacete bird recovery center took care of injured animals.
Courtesy of clarin.com

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