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Beluga whale that strayed into Seine River dies during rescue operation

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The beluga whale which was lifted out of the River Seine earlier on Wednesday has died. The whale had strayed into France's Seine river, near the Notre-Dame-de-la-Garenne lock. "Despite an unprecedented rescue operation for the beluga, we are sad to announce the death of the cetacean," the prefect of the Calvados department said.
2 months ago·Paris, France

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