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Last Updated: Friday, 11 May 2007, 19:23 GMT 20:23 UK
Cows die as power line comes down
Dead cows
The cows and a bull were grazing in a field on the Lizard
Four cows and a valuable bull were killed when a lightning strike brought down a power line on a Cornish farm.

The cows were electrocuted in a field where they were grazing on the Lizard peninsula.

They were killed during the night after a cable carrying 11,000 volts of electricity was brought down.

Western Power Distribution said it was a very unfortunate incident and they are now in negotiation with the owner to discuss compensation.

Orphaned calves
The orphaned calves are wary of humans

The cows' owner Roger Richards said the incident, which also left him with two orphaned calves, had been very upsetting.

"They are still looking for the herd and looking for their mothers," said Mr Richards.

"That is the sad part about it really, it's a shame.

"They are rather a handful because they are just not used to human contact."

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