Lightning strike kills 323 wild reindeer in Norway

August 29, 2016 10:15 AM

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Lightning strike kills 323 wild reindeer in Norway

More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lighting in central Norway in what wildlife officials are calling an unusually large natural disaster.

The Norwegian Environment Agency has released eerie images showing a jumble of reindeer carcasses scattered across a small area on the Hardangervidda mountain plateau. The agency says 323 animals were killed, including 70 calves, in the lightning storm Friday.

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