Farmer loses nine cattle from a single lighting strike costing him $18,000 as 110mm deluge smashes Queensland
- The grazier heard a loud noise that tripped a circuit breaker on his fridge
- But the damage was far worse than just some groceries possibly going off
- Nine cattle were probably close together when the lightning struck them
A farmer has lost $18,000 worth of livestock after a lightning strike on his property killed nine cattle.
John Ellrott watched carefully for lightning strikes and grass fires from a hill during last Monday’s storm before going to his home a couple of kilometres away when it got dark.
Once inside, the grazier heard a loud bang and a circuit breaker suddenly tripped on his fridge.
But the damage was far worse than some…