Rescuers try to help falling birds due to extreme heat in India

Birds fall from the sky as heatwave scorches India

In India rescuers are trying to save dozens of birds that fall due to extreme heat and dehydration. Due to the high air temperature, birds simply have nowhere to replenish their moisture reserves.

Large swathes of South Asia are drying up in the hottest pre-summer months in recent years, prompting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to warn of rising fire risks.

Doctors in an animal hospital have treated thousands of birds in the last few weeks, adding that rescuers bring dozens of high flying birds such as pigeons or kites everyday, Reuters reports.

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