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Lightning strikes four cattle

14 May 2024 03:49 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Ranjith Rajapakse

Three cows and a bull of a dairy farm were killed after being struck by lightning in the Galamuduna Estate during the thundershowers experienced in the Nawalapitiya area.

The owner of the dairy farm said the four heads of cattle that died were valued at around Rs. 800,000. 

Residents of the area pointed out that a huge cavity had been caused on the ground by the lighting.


  Comments - 4

  • Lk Tuesday, 14 May 2024 05:15 PM

    Very sad to see this . People these days must take extra care inside and outside of the house. Switch off all plugs night time . Careful when you use TVs and all other electrical items . Take care when you go outside near any transformers. Take care during this thunderstorms . The government should advise people about all these dangers . No point in crying after all happened. Of course we cannot control nature but we have brains to predict danger and to take action to avoid some dangers

    Shera Tuesday, 14 May 2024 07:43 PM

    Preventable. The poor animals should have been sheltered appropriately in a storm. Why were they left outside? Animals sense impending danger so it is sad that they did not have access to protection from natural threats. Farmers need knowledge and training.

    Ranil Tuesday, 14 May 2024 09:07 PM

    Why not stand all politicians on their head and build a vertically propped-up lightening rod? There after, let God or nature take its course and deliver justice!

    A Supporter of Corrupt Politicians Wednesday, 15 May 2024 12:06 PM

    God would have mistaken these cattle as people who keep voting for corrupt politicians.

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