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Lightning kills 40 goats, sheep in Banihal

A herd of goats walk along a river bank in Kashmir. [FPK File Photo/ Umar Khurshid]

Banihal: Around 40 goats and sheep have been killed after lightning struck highlands of Doligam/Hinjhal Top of Banihal area in Ramban district last night, officials said on Wednesday.

An official told GNS that a police team and officials from department concerned rushed to the far-flung village after information was received.

So far there are details that 40 goats and sheep have been perished but the owner of livestock, who belongs to Anantnag district, claims number to be 80.

However he said that so far around 40 sheep and goat have been confirmed to have been killed.

“Teams of police and department concerned have reached the spot and detailed report is being prepared.”

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