Ganderbal, Sep 22: At least a dozen sheep belonging to a nomad family were killed while two family members were also injured in a lightning strike in upper reaches of Naranag in Kangan area of central Kashmir's Ganderbal district during the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday, officials said.
Reports said some nomad families had camped at Laman Naranag area on their way back home from the seasonal pastures in the higher reaches when the lightning struck them.
At east a dozen sheep perished in the calamity even as wo members of a family were also injured.
An official said that the injured family members have been admitted to Trauma Hospital Kangan for treatment.
SDPO Kangan, Yasir Qadri told Greater Kashmir that a police team has been sent to the spot early this morning to take stock of the situation.