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Lightning kills over 50 sheep in northern Greece

A lightning killed more than 50 sheep in the region of Vlacha in Metsovo, northern Greece, during a thunderstorm that hit the area on Tuesday afternoon.

According to state broadcaster ERT, the frequent thunderstorms that have broken out in recent days are particularly intense with lots of lightning.

Greece is high on the list of recorded deaths of people struck by lightning in Europe.

Last Saturday, an athlete was killed and another one was seriously injured when lightning hit a group of mountaineering race participants.

“Unfortunately, Greece has statistically probably the highest number of deaths than other countries in Europe due to lightning,” said the training director of the Hellenic Rescue Team, Zafiris Trombakas, in an interview with the radio of state broadcaster amna.

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