Hundreds of chickens killed by toddler
The cause of death of hundreds of chickens, as
ruled by a court is east
, is four-year-old
It began when the boy arrived at a village home
in the easternprovince of Jiangsu
with his father who was delivering bottles of gas to a chicken farm. The little
boy was startled by a barking dog and in turn began screaming. The little boy
was bent over the henhouse window, while screaming for a long time.
One neighbour told police that he had heard the boy's crying that
afternoon and another villager confirmed the boy screaming by the henhouse
A court ruled
the boy's screaming was "the only unexpected abnormal sound" and that 443
chickens trampled each other to death in fear. The boy's father was ordered to
pay 1,800 yuan (175 Euro) in compensation to the owner of the
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