At least a herd of cattle with 27 cows had died when lightning hit a livestock farm in Mawadiodai in Vakarai during the early hours of yesterday.
The owner of the farm said heavy rain and lightening was experienced in the area from midnight. He said he had several milch cows among the cattle that died and that it would incur a heavy loss.
The navy had taken steps to bury the carcasses. (T. L Jaufer Khan)