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UP: Dying bats trigger panic among locals

May 28, 2020 13:35 IST

Mysterious deaths of a large number of bats in eastern UP's Gorakhpur and Ballia have triggered panic among the locals. People are scared as bats have been linked to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic. The forest department officials suspect that the bats might have died due to excessive heat. The carcasses of the mammals have been sent to the Indian Veterinary Research Institute in Bareilly to ascertain the exact cause of their death.