Chandigarh bird flu: 110 birds culled, Sukhna Lake closed for 10 days

Bird flu scare has been confirmed at the Sukhna lake, Chandigarh due to which the area will remain closed for 10 days.

Last Updated: Dec 19, 2014, 13:08 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Chandigarh: Bird flu scare has been confirmed at the Sukhna lake, Chandigarh due to which the area will remain closed for 10 days.

As a precautionary measure, access for public has been blocked from the entrance of the water body to its regulator end. Boating and other activities for tourists has also been stopped, officials said.

The authorities have culled around 110 birds at the lake to prevent any outbreak of bird flu in the city. The entire area of the lake has been cordoned off and fully sanitised.

The step came after two dozen ducks died in Sukhna Lake and one out of the dead tested positive of the dreaded virus, H5N1.

The Sukhna Lake is in an upscale, high-security area of Chandigarh - the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana and a Union Territory.