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Deadly lightning strike kills 323 reindeer in Norway

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 30, 2016 01:03 AM
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by Katie Medlock last modified Aug 29, 2016

Over 300 reindeer were killed last Friday in what might be the deadliest lightning strike in known history. The animals, including 70 calves, were found in the southern part of Norway where thousands of wild reindeer migrate each year. Speculation persists that the reason so many were killed is because they would have huddled together out of fear of the storm. The Norwegian Nature Inspectorate (NNI) spokesperson, Knut Nylend, stated, "We’ve heard about animals being struck by lightning...






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