Light­ning kills 46 sheep

The Rep - - NEWS -

FORTY-SIX sheep were struck by light­ning in the Dor­drecht dis­trict and died on Tues­day.

Char­lotte van der Berg of Dor­drecht said the sheep were hud­dling un­der an over­hang­ing rock dur­ing the rain when the light­ning struck.

Van der Berg said sev­eral stock losses had been re­ported in the Dor­drecht area as a re­sult of plum­met­ing tem­per­a­tures dur­ing lamb­ing and shear­ing sea­son.

The tem­per­a­ture on Tues­day night was -3°C.

She said the losses had been dev­as­tat­ing to farm­ers al­ready bat­tling to cope with the rav­ages of the on­go­ing drought. – Rep cor­re­spon­dent.

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