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Washed-up whale to be buried

A THIRTY-TONNE sperm whale that washed up on a beach is to be buried as landfill at a seaside resort.

The 48ft-long mammal was found at Portobello beach near the Rockville Hotel in Joppa on Saturday. Experts believe it died after being struck by boat propellers, but the official cause of death has yet to be confirmed.

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