Lightning is being blamed for the deaths of 323 wild reindeer in central Norway.
The lightning storm took place in a small area of the Hardangervidda mountain plateau last Friday. Every year, thousands of reindeer travel across the Hardangervidda mountain area.
The Norwegian Environment Agency is a government agency that reports on climate and environmental issues in Norway. The agency said 70 calves were among the dead reindeer.
Kjartan Knutsen is the spokesman for the Norwegian Environment Agency. Knutsen told the Associated Press that it was unusual to have such a large number of reindeer deaths in one lightning storm.
"We have not heard about such numbers before" he said.
Knutsen said reindeer like to group together in bad weather. This may be a possible reason for their deaths.
He said, "I don't know if it there were several lightning strikes, but it happened in one moment."
The agency is discussing what to do with the reindeer. Usually the agency leaves the body of a dead animal wherever it is found, Knutsen said. That way they can decompose in the natural way.
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A broad valley opened up leading to a high, flat plateau of cultivated land.
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The family grouped together for the photograph.
The debris slowly decomposes into compost.
1.Lightning is being blamed for the deaths of 323 wild reindeer in central Norway.
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2.We have not heard about such numbers before" he said.
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这次雷电风暴上周五发生于哈当厄尔高原的小部分地区 。每年都有成千上万的驯鹿穿过哈当厄尔高原地区 。
挪威环境局是一家对挪威的气候和环境情况进行报导的政府机构 。据挪威环境局称，在死亡的驯鹿群众还发现了70头牛犊 。
克努森是挪威环境局的发言人 。他告诉美联社，在一场雷雨风暴中死去这么多只驯鹿十分罕见 。
克努森表示，恶劣天气来临时，驯鹿喜欢聚集在一起 。这可能是造成它们大量死亡的原因 。
挪威环境局正在讨论如何处理这些驯鹿的尸体 。克努森说，通常情况下，他们会把死去动物的尸体留在原地 。这样的话，他们就能自然降解了 。