Lightning strike kills 323 wild reindeer in southern Norway – the deadliest lightning strike ever recorded

August 2016 NORWAY More than 320 wild reindeer have been found dead after a single lightning strike struck a mountain plateau in southern Norway, local officials say, making it deadliest lightning strike ever recorded. The incident is believed to have happened on Friday afternoon when thunderstorms hit Hardangervidda National Park, which is located in southern Norway and is a popular destination for tourists, featuring one of the country’s largest glaciers. The incident was first reported on Friday evening after a hunting supervisor found the group of dead reindeer on the Hardangervidda mountain plateau, but it took until Sunday before officials could visit the site to assess the situation.
“Our people in the field have found 323 dead reindeer, of which 5 had to be put down due to injuries,” said Elin Fosshaug Olsø, a spokeswoman for the Norwegian Environment Agency. All of the dead reindeer were found in a radius of just 50 meters (165 feet). “We believe all reindeer were killed as a result of one single powerful lightning strike, because of the way they were positioned,” Olsø explained. “We have never experienced such a large number of reindeer killed by lightning at the same time before. This is as far as we know a unique incident.” Lightning strikes are at times capable of killing groups of animals if they are gathered tightly together, but Friday’s incident in Norway involved a remarkably high number of dead animals, believed to be the highest number ever recorded.

A total of 68 cows were killed in 2005 when a single bolt of lightning struck a tree at a dairy farm in Australia, according to Guinness World Records. The deadliest incident involving humans happened in Peru in 1971 when lightning struck LANSA Flight 508, causing the plane to crash and killing 91 people.  –BNO News

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8 Responses to Lightning strike kills 323 wild reindeer in southern Norway – the deadliest lightning strike ever recorded

  1. Peter says:

    Sounds More Like Directed Energy To Me , Weather Weapons ! The Test Was A Success…..

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  2. God is not going to take your evil anymore .Be happy that he took His anger on the animals instead of you.Remember that God will not be mocked!!!


  3. Yellow Bird says:

    oh… wow… it does seem too unbelievable to have been caused by nature, when she’s done nothing even similar before

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  4. Wonder if most of the death’s were due to heart stoppage from fright or actual electric current?


  5. jim says:

    Could be a test but if you’ve noticed the storms lately and the deaths all around the world have significantly increased due to lightning. Some of the storms and hail we’ve been getting here in S.D. are not normal. The lightning is definitely increasing in strength. We’re in for a big change and it’s coming faster then you know. Be safe

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  6. Chris says:

    What to do with the carcasses? Feed the homeless and hungry. Even if they need to ship them to overseas locations. There is enough famine in the world.


    • David Grace says:

      Famine usually happens due to a lack of money – the world grows more than enough food. Crazy event though & from what I read storms will get worse with global warming. More energy = more damage…the US insurance companies have already taken notice.


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