Over 100 sheep die in torrential rains in Kupwara

Kupwara, Jun 4: The torrential rains followed by lightening in frontier district of Kashmir’s Kupwara resulted into the deaths of over a hundred goats.
Reports said that these goats perished due to heavy rains and lightening in Tumana area of Chowkibal in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
According to an official, the nomads had arrived in the area two days ago and had erected temporary shelters in a nearby forest.
“The shepherds had kept their goats in the open sky. Heavy and incessant rains and lightening from Monday evening in Tumna caused death to over 102 goats,” he said.
Preliminary investigation, according to a police official, also suggested that heavy rains and lightning had caused the deaths.