02 Jan '12, 1am

Beached dolphin dies in Penang before authorities can save it

Beached dolphin dies in Penang before authorities can save it

Lifeless: Firemen and MPPP workers dragging the dead dolphin to bury it at Tanjung Bungah beach. -- PHOTO: THE STAR / ASIA NEWS NETWORK GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A hawker found a dolphin beached near Tanjung Bungah here. Unfortunately, the dolphin died 30 minutes after G. Balakumaran spotted it. Balakumaran, 36, said he saw the dolphin floating at about 5pm on Saturday. 'It was close to dying, so I called the (state) Fisheries Department but there was no reply,' he claimed. He alerted The Star, whose representative called the Penang Municipal Council (MPPP). By the time three MPPP workers and officers from the Fire and Rescue Department's station in Bagan Jermal arrived, the dolphin had died. They then buried it at the beach. The incident attracted hordes of onlookers. MPPP councillor Ong Ah Teong said it was the third case of dolphins found dead here last...

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