Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Lightning strikes again! A single bolt strikes a tree in Texas killing 19 cows


Photo www.independent.co.uk
  • Lightning strikes on a 12 to 24% increase: Phenomenon appears to be worsening with climate change.
  • Reports of "Strange lightning storms!" Lightning from cloudless sky! "Strange lightning storms" causing widespread bush fires in the US and Canada this year.
  • On Monday at least 322 reindeer were killed by lightning in Norway.
  • 100's dead from lightning strikes in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka this summer
  • In June more than a 100 people were struck in Europe.
  • In July a new world record was recorded as ten thousand lightning flashes lit up Hong Kong's night sky over one weekend
A single bolt of lightning striking a tree was all it took to kill 19 cows who were sheltering during a storm.
In seconds, the storm wiped out about a third of the herd in Hallsville, Texas.
Their owner, Ashley Anderson, said she and her husband had never seen anything like it, and called it a freak incident.
Deadly lightning strikes is a phenomena which is on the increase due to climate change, on Monday at least 322 wild reindeer were killed by lightning in Norway.
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