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Mass Livestock Deaths Expected In Kyrgyzstan


*Correction Appended

OSH, Kyrgyzstan -- Mass livestock deaths are expected in some regions of Kyrgyzstan due to weather-related causes, experts are warning.

Sanavar Momuntayeva, a farmer in southern Kyrgyzstan, told RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service that his livestock have already started dying.

Hay prices tripled in the southern Osh region last week as local farmers were not able to harvest enough hay due to the summer draught.

Heavy snowfall has also complicated animal feeding.

Farming is the main source of survival in Kyrgyzstan's remote towns and villages.

* The original version of this story contained erroneous references to Kazakhstan, instead of Kyrgyzstan.

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