Lightning kills 220 sheep, goats

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, July 14: Around 220 sheep and goats were killed after lightning struck a pasture in upper reaches of Kangan area in Ganderbal district of Central Kashmir last evening.
An official said that lightning struck Humpathri-Hocksar pastures of Poshkar Wangat area last evening resulting into death of around 220 livestock including sheep and goats.
He said that no loss of human life was reported in the incident as the shepherds of the flock were putting up away from the spot where incident took place.
The livestock belonged to Muhammad Yasin Bakarwal, Ghulam Muhammad Khan, Nazir Ahmad Bakerwal, Abdul Majeed Bijran, Ghulam Hassan Koshi, Ghulam Muhammad Bijran, and Muhammad Sharief Kassana, all residents of Rajouri.

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