Lightning Kills 3 Nomads and Hundreds of Animals in India

Lightning kills hundreds of animals in India.

Three nomads were killed with dozens of their after a lightning bolt hit in the village of Gumsar Dhoke in Poonch district of Jammu on July 21, 2020.

The same event also killed hundreds of goat and sheep.

Officials say the deadly strike hit around 11:30 P.M., killing on the spot three people including a couple from Lathong (Mohammad Hassiq and his wife Zarina Akther) and Javied Ahmed (38) of Lassana.

The couple’s child was injured. He is now undergoing treatment at Surankot Hospital and his condition is slowly improving. Meanwhile, the dead bodies were handed over to the family after post-mortem investigation.

Officials say the three nomads had been living in this remote village for several months with their 12 cattle that were also found dead. They were also looking after large herds of other animals.

According to witnesses, hundreds of goat and sheep also perished in the incident.

Meanwhile, safety teams have rushed to the small village to assess the loss.