Grand Riviere beach of the northern coast of Trinidad
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Thousands of turtles crushed by bulldozer in Trinidad

11 July 2012 Last updated at 21:59 BST

Thousands of giant turtle eggs and hatchlings were crushed by a bulldozer on a stretch of the Grand Riviere beach in Trinidad during construction works.

The workers were redirecting a river but mistakenly removed a larger portion of the beach than was planned.

Deborah Basckin reports.