Malkangiri: As many as one hundred pigs and tens of dogs have died at Badigata village in Kalimela block of the district since three days due to some mysterious disease.
Reports said that the pigs and dogs suddenly fall ill while roaming outside and die within a few hours under mysterious circumstances. .
A team of veterinarians from Bhubaneswar has reached the village to investigate possible reasons behind the deaths. The team is collecting the blood samples of the pigs and dogs to find out the disease.
Notably, Japanese Encephalitis had spread in the Kalimela block during this time of last year. The serial deaths of dogs and pigs after one year has spread panic among the residents most of whom are illiterate tribals.