About fifty whales died after they had washed ashore near Tiruchendur on the south coast of India. The whales began washing by dozens last Monday. The fishermen and rescuers started pushing them back into the ocean. It was complicated, as after finding themselves in deep waters, the whales lost orientation and started swimming to the shore again. The rescuers counted about 80 whales, who for the unknown reason washed up the shore. They could not save between 38 and 45 animals (according to different sources).
In the photo: One of the whales being pushed back to the deep waters.

Photo: Senthil Arumugam / AP Photo / East News

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