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Electrocuted crane causes 13-hour blackout
(China Daily)
Updated: 2004-03-18 15:53

A white crane on the country's protected list caused a 13-hour blackout in Jilin city, Jilin Province, when it was electrocuted as it touched a high-tension wire, New Culture News reports.

The dead bird, 1.2 metres long, was found near a wire pole last Thursday with its talons showing signs of burns.

The body has been sent to the Northeast Normal University in Changchun, the provincial capital, for preservation.


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