Sunday, June 24, 2007

Bizarre story

Not your everyday story this one, reported by Gulf News from Abu Dhabi's Western Region, and it sure makes a change from all the development stories:

16 camels killed by lightning

Published: June 24, 2007

Abu Dhabi: A bolt of lightning killed 16 camels near a farmland off Ghayathi in the Western Region yesterday.

The herd owned by Mohammad A'sheer Al Mazroui was stationed near a sand dune behind his farmland, 20 km from Ghayathi.

The local Arabic daily Al Khaleej quoted Al Mazroui as saying that the camels were grazing at the pasture when the sky suddenly became cloudy. Soon it started to drizzle and a small group of camels broke away from the herd and climbed the sand dune nearby. Lightning and thunder shook the area and lightning felled 16 camels.

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