Lightning strike kills cow in Ladysmith – Ladysmith Gazette

According to bystanders, a cow walking near the dump yard allegedly collapsed as a lightning strike hit the ground near it on Monday (October 9) during a thunderstorm.

It is unclear if the cow was hit or died of fright. Residents from the area say that before the storm, the cow was alive and walking around.

After the storm, the cow was found dead.

On Tuesday, the cow’s carcass was still there and had not been removed.

Also read: Watch: Cow trapped in mud and water near Protea Bridge, Ladysmith

Residents say that some people from the area tried to remove the cow, but failed and the carcass was left where it lay.

Residents ask why so many cattle are roaming around the residential area, and what can be done to have the cattle removed.

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