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145 tortoise found in train compartment

Howrah: Around 145 tortoise were today found in a train compartment at the Howrah railway station here, Government Railway Police (GRP) said.

Policemen found 145 tortoise packed in sacks from a compartment of the Doon Express which had arrived at the Howrah station, Superintendent of Railway Police (Howrah) R N Mukherjee said.

There was no claimant of the tortoise, Mukherjee said, adding police was investigating the matter.

The Wildlife department has been informed about the tortoise and they will take charge of the animals, he added.

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