500 sheep have been killed in a lightning strike in southern Georgia


More than 500 sheep were killed after a lightning strike on pasture in the Ninotsmind region of southern Georgia, BNE Intelli News reports.

The incident took place on 9 August. Shots taken from the scene show that hundreds of corpses were thrown over a green patch of earth.

It is reported that part of the dead livestock belonged to a local farmer from Tambovka and Kahetia districts. An inquiry commission has been set up to assess the damage.

On August 9, the sheep owner Nikolai Levanov had received an alarming phone call. A herd supervisor told him that hundreds of the owner’s livestock had died during a thunderstorm. According to reports, the shepherd also fell unconscious due to lightning.

Artavaz Tonoiani, deputy mayor of Ninotsminda, said that on August 9, almost 1,500 sheep grazed. The pasture is located five kilometers from Tambovka.

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