Mass death of birds in the Orenburg region tried to hide, and they died, according to preliminary data, due to strong chemicals, prosecutors said on Thursday.
In the area of slurry pits in Kuvandyk November 5 were found dead 168 white-fronted geese, nine swans and one duck. Specialists during the inspection of the water samples and carcasses of dead birds to determine the cause of mass death, and found a large concentration of industrial waste around the perimeter of the southern and eastern part of the slurry pits.
"Examination of the scene revealed that the incident was trying to hide. Some birds were hidden in the pipes, some prikopat ground … According to preliminary data, the deaths of birds caused by a strong chemical exposure," — said in a statement.
Consequence decides whether to institute criminal proceedings.