Bhubaneswar: Panic has gripped the locals of the Nandankanan locality on the city outskirt following the death of a large number of birds in the vicinity.
While locals suspect bird flu, the authorities are yet to ascertain the cause of the deaths reported over the weekend.
The locals, who have demanded a probe into the deaths, said the crow carcasses were found in the Nandankanan locality, Daruthenga, Nandankanan bus stand and in Barachhak.
Authorities at Nandankanan Zoological Park said they were taking emergency measures to protect the birds. The park has a rich depository of local and migratory birds, who make the zoo their home in the winters.
Earlier, carcass of crows were found in Puri and Chilika lake as well.