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Escaped ostriches dash down streets of China

Eyewitness videos shown by state broadcaster CCTV showed the flock of flightless birds dashing down empty streets and passing by rows of closed shops as they made their way through the city.

The ostriches were from a local ostrich farm and escaped after the gate to their pen was left unlocked, CCTV said.

The largest weighed over 100kg (220lb) and most were caught and safety returned with the help from local police.

Noone was injured during the incident, local media said.