About two thousand of chickens died of fear or were crushed to death by other scared birds on the New Year’s eve in southern China. The chickens were panic-struck when teenagers started letting off fireworks at the New Year celebration.
The incident occurred in the city of Guangzhou. A farmer who owned the chickens was peacefully sitting at table with his family two days before the New Year, when he heard loud petard and fireworks sounds.
In the words of the farmer, the blasts lasted for 20 minutes. The man rushed to the farm to check how his 5 thousand chickens felt. He was shocked to see that all of the birds were scared and crowded in a corner of the hen house. The chickens were scared to death with blasts of the fireworks. About two thousand of birds were dead, some died of fear and some were crushed by other birds. The farmer ran in the direction from where the firework blasts sounded; he saw six teenagers happily letting off fireworks. When the guys saw the enraged farmer who blamed them for the death of the chickens, they rushed to their cars and escaped. The farmer planned to sell the chicken for New Year family holidays; as a result of the loud fireworks the man suffered the loss of 30 thousand yans (about 3.7 thousand dollars).
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