THARPARKAR- At least eight more peacocks died of viral Newcastle disease due to sever hot weather in Bhopay village today, increasing death toll to 42 across Tharparkar.
According to wildlife officials, due to scorching hot weather Newcastle disease broke out in various areas of the drought-hit Tharparkar due to which at least 42 affected peacocks died in two days. A large number of residents held protest demonstration against Wildlife Department. The protesters demanded to take steps for saving life of the peacocks in the area.