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19 Cows Have Been Killed By A Single Lightning Bolt

19 Cows Have Been Killed By A Single Lightning Bolt

Ever heard the saying, 'there's more chance being struck than lightning than...' well, as it happens, there could be more of a chance than you probably thought.

Just one day after hundreds of wild reindeer were killed by a lighting strike in Norway, 19 cows in America have also suffered from a fatal shock, reports Mashable.

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The dead cows were reportedly given away to neighbours as meat.

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The incident allegedly happened in Texas, USA. "All of a sudden, a lightning bolt came down and the cows just fell," witness Victor Benson told KLTV.

Although rare, incidents such as these are not unheard of. Earlier this year, a dozen cows were killed by lightning on a farm on Missouri. The next day, a further 21 cows were killed by a bolt.

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As well as these animal deaths, there have been 32 human deaths from lightning in the USA so far this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration.

Featured image credit: Twitter @LadislavMikoSk

Topics: Lightning, cows

Hamish Kilburn

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