As many as 50 extraordinary birds that are valued for over Dh20 million were killed when a lightning bolt hit a ranch in Al Dhafra region in Abu Dhabi, Al Bayan reported.
According to the farm’s owner Khalfan bin Butti Al Qubaisi, the birds had won many trophies in competitions. They were precious, he said.
One of the birds was worth more than Dh10 million.
The strong lightning bolt burned the farm, even their nests, he added.