More than 300 Reindeer Killed by Lightning

August 29, 2016 • Alena GerasimovaChallenges, Reindeer

VmzHAlzSmYmjtpU650P44giS1QqvJV6e_g7o0emsWS9QThe tragedy which left 323 reindeer dead in Hardangervidda occured on Friday night, as reported by NRK. The animals were killed by lightning. – There was a quite hard thunderstorm in the afternoon. The herd was probably struck by lightning, said Knut Nylend from the  Norwegian Nature Inspectorate (SNO). 

– I’ve heard of cattle been killed by lightning, but not in such huge amounts, said Knut Nylend.  The Norwegian Nature Inspectorate (SNO) made calculations of the dead animals, by Monday morning the number of killed animals was 323. SNO is still working with samples of the reindeer.

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Source: NRK

 

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