- No fewer than 12 cows in a community have been struck to death by thunder following a heavy downpour of rain
- The incident took place in Urhodo-Ovu, Ethiope East local government are Delta state
- The animals were taken to the bush for grazing by herders when thunderstruck
A report by The Nation indicates that thunder has killed over twelve cows in Delta state.
The incident was said to have occurred in Urhodo-Ovu, Ethiope East local government area of the state and has thrown the community into shock.
According to the report, herdsmen were seated close to the cows while others were taken to the bush for grazing when the incident took place.
A source who pleaded anonymity explained that the cows were struck after a brief heavy downpour of rain, Daily Post reports.
Speaking further, the source said a few minutes later the cows dropped dead with their stomach swollen.
It was gathered that the strange development has sent fear in the minds of the herders who reportedly fled the community.
Farm owners had warned the herders to stop taking their cows to their cassava farm.
Lightening killed 15 cows in an incident that has been described as a natural occurrence by the Asaoye of Ikogosi-Ekiti, Chief Ayo Ademilua.
According to him, the thunder struck during a torrential downpour between 4:00p.m. and 6:02p.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2020.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a secondary schoolboy was struck to death by a thunderbolt in Emure Ekiti state.
The incident was said to have occurred in the early hours of Saturday, August 31, 2020. According to the report, the boy and his friend had gone to a mountain in the community where they stole some eggs from a fowl which was already in hatching process.
The boys were said to have chased away the hen and packed the eggs and fried it. The deceased was however struck dead by thunder after eating the egg but his partner was yet to eat his own portion when the incident happened.