July 08 2005 at 11:36AM
Ankara - A village in eastern Turkey is cursing its luck after losing 400 sheep, which were killed after falling into a ravine, the Radikal newspaper reported on Friday.
Shepherds from Ikizler were having their breakfast on Thursday, leaving the flock of 1 500 sheep alone.
One of the sheep tried to jump across a 15-metre-deep ravine.
The rest of the flock followed, with the first 400 being killed. The rest had a "soft landing", the Radikal article stated.
The incident represents a huge monatary loss of around 100 000 Turkish lira for the village. - Sapa-dpa