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Over 1.04 crore animals sacrificed this Eid-ul-Azha

A total of 1,04,08,918 animals were sacrificed across the country on the occasion of the holy Eid-ul-Azha this year.

As many as 3, 67, 106 more animals were slaughtered this year compared to previous year, the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock said in a press release on Tuesday.

This year the highest number of animals were sacrificed in Dhaka division while Mymensingh division witnessed  the lowest number.

As per the information received from field level, 25,29,182 animals were slaughtered in Dhaka Division, 20,57,520 in Chittagong Division, 24,26,111 in Rajshahi Division, 10,8,855 in Khulna Division, 4,28,438 in Barisal Division, Sylhet. 3,93,742 cattle were slaughtered in the division, 11,72,553 in Rangpur division and 3,92,517 in Mymensingh divisions.

Of the sacrificed animals, cows were 47,66,859, buffaloes 1,12,918, goats were 50,56,719, sheep 471,149, and other animals were 1,273.

According to the minister, 1,29,80,367 animals were ready for sacrifice.