London's River Thames whale dies

The &to=http://english.pravda.ru/economics/2001/10/19/18597.html' target=_blank>whale that was trapped in the River Thames died Saturday as rescue workers attempted to take it out to sea for release, Britain's Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said.

The northern bottlenose suffered a series of convulsions at 7 p.m (1900GMT) and had been struggling with the effects of being out of the water as it was ferried on a barge toward the Thames Estuary, officials said.