Dhenkanal, September 17: In a bizarre incident, as many as thirteen cows were killed in a lightning strike in Arda village in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district on Sunday afternoon.
Sources said a herd of cows was grazing in a field in an open field in the Arda village. Suddenly, the weather changed, and violent lightning struck here on a tree. As a result, 7 cows, on the spot, and six others, sleeping a few meters away from it were killed instantly.
Being informed of the roars, the locals rushed to the spot following the lightning and showers, to rescue the cows with the help of the livestock officials. However, it was vain.
The cow owners demanded compensation from the government through the district administration, the sources added.