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Ball lightning kills 84 sheep in Tuva

Ball lightning kills 84 sheep in TuvaBall lightning caused a  lot of damage at one of sheep herding stations in Tuva. During a strong thunderstorm on 24 July in Tes-Khem district, a ball lightning formed right above the family station of Saiyn Sandykmaa, one of GUP "Choduraa" shepherds. It is not known what would have happened if the animals had not run away from the camp to hide from the rain under trees near the camp. The ball of lightning, possibly because of air movement produced by running livestock or by the wind,  followed the sheep who huddled under the trees. The ball of light hit one of the trees and a mighty explosion followed. It was so strong that one of the sheep, weighing 30 kg (about 60 lbs) was thrown for a distance of 10 meters like a chip of wood.
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gov.tuva.ru, translated by Heda Jindrak
Event announces

1) 01.01.2020: Happy New Year

2) 01.01.2020: Famous Tuvan ston-carver Donduk Toibukhaa's birthday (Kyzyl, Tuva)

3) 07.01.2020: Happy Christmas

4) 19.01.2020: Baptism. Epiphany bathings (Russia)

5) 25.01.2020: Shagaa, new year according to Buddist calendar (Tuva)

6) 23.02.2020: Day of the Motherland Defender (Russia)

7) 08.03.2020: Women's Day (Russia)

8) 01.05.2020: Festival of Labour. Pervoye Maya (Russia)

9) 06.05.2020: Day of Tuvan Constitution (Tuva)

10) 09.05.2020: VICTORY DAY, 75th anniversary of Russian Army victory over fascism (Russia)

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