Snow kills 170 domestic animals in Siberia in three days

Tuesday 12th March, 2013

Strong winds in the Tuva republic (Siberia) have killed more than 170 domestic animals, local officials said. A quick investigation revealed that the cattle died due to hypothermia. The snowstorm struck the region last week. Strong winds were blowing in the region for several days. Bad weather caused difficulties for shepherds. Animals were stall-housed for three days. Considerable stocks of fodder had to be used during this time period. According to preliminary data, about 70 heads of cattle, including yaks, and more than 100 heads of small cattle, died. Experts with the Ministry of Agricu…

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