Hundreds of dead stingrays found on Mexican beach

More than 250 dead stingrays were found on a beach in Mexico. Credit: Reuters

Mexican authorities are investigating the death of at least 250 stingrays found on a beach off the Gulf coast state of Veracruz.

Residents and visitors first spotted the dead stingrays on the Chachalacas beach in the town of Ursulo Galvan on Tuesday.

Mayor Martin Verdejo said witnesses told authorities that fishermen dumped the stingrays on the beach because they were unable to get a good price for them.