Lightning has killed a shepherd and 19 buffaloes in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province, local media reported on Wednesday.
Police said Sinto Habeyan, 23, was lighting a bonfire in a cattle barn when the lightning structs.
Kompass reports that the incident occurred in Central Tapanuli district late Monday when lightning struck amid heavy rain.
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Habeyan and the 19 buffaloes died immediately, district police chief Sukamat said.
“We never had an incident like this before in this area,” he said