“This year’s toll is the highest on record.”
“Here’s a sad story about the death of 300 yaks (a long-horned mountain cow) in the northern state of Sikkim in India,” says reader Phil Salmon.
“The animals were trapped by heavy snow since December. Severe weather also prevented rescuers reaching them till too late.”
Efforts are under way to reach up to 50 yaks still trapped in the area “that need immediate attention”, said government official Raj Yadav.
“While between 10 and 15 yaks usually die each year, this year’s toll is the highest on record.”
Thanks to Phil Salmon for this link
“The BBC added a final sentence to the report in a desperate attempt to bring in a humans-to-blame story and distract from an important natural cold event,” says Phil.