That night in the area of the town of Ninotsminda there was a strong thunderstorm, and in the morning the administration received a call from a local farmer who reported the death of several hundred sheep.
The farmer claims that the death of the herd was caused by a lightning strike. He himself lost consciousness, but was not seriously injured. The city administration doubts this interpretation of events: “To be honest, this is the first such case. We have not heard that so many sheep could die because of a thunderstorm. “
The carcasses of animals will have to be burned on the spot, since it is impossible to bring them down from the mountains. The damage from the death of the herd amounted to about 4.5 million rubles. To receive compensation, the farmer will have to bring the opinion of specialists in order to accurately determine the cause of death of the animals.
Earlier it was reported about the mass death of wild reindeer. More than 1.2 thousand dead animals were found in the river on Taimyr.