– 300 wild reindeers died in tragic natural disaster in Norway
– Officials say it could be the deadliest lighting strike in history
– Warning! There’re shocking graphic images of animals
Recent devastating lighting attack in central Norway killed more than 300 reindeers. The pictures show a jumble of animal carcasses scattered across a small area on a mountainside.
Officials describe it as an unusually large natural disaster and now believe it could be the deadliest lighting strike in history.
The Norwegian Environment Agency says 323 animals were killed, including 70 calves, in the lightning storm on Friday.
Agency spokesman Kjartan Knutsen said reindeer tend to stay very close to each other in bad weather, which could explain how so many were killed at once.
Thousands of reindeer migrate across the barren Hardanangervidda plateau as the seasons change.
Watch the frightening pictures below.