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A cock and bull tale

Hailstorms in the India state of Maharashtra have been so bad recently that four people died – alongside lots of animals and countless cocks and hens. More than 190,000 hectares were affected.

The state government has said it will provide compensation to farmers who have lost vegetables and other crops.

But it has said that any farmer who wants to get some compensatory cash for the dead poultry will have to provide post-mortems as proof of cause of death.

Picture source: Jorge Gomez