Cows killed by lightning strike
28th October 2008
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52 cows killed with a single lightning bolt in Uruguay - freak accident at ranch.


The El Pais newspaper reported that the 52 cows had pressed themselves against a metal wire fence during a thunderstorm - unfortunately the fence scored a direct hit from the lightning, and all of the cows were killed. A photograph released by the San Jose Police Department shows the black and brown cows lying dead in a row. The newspaper went on to say that experts said cows often crowd around fences during bad weather, seeking protection; vets at the scene confirmed the cause of death.
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