A single bolt killed 54 dairy cows that had taken refuge beneath a tree near Los Rios.
One cow survived, but was left blinded, according to rancher Cecil Fourt.
In a similar incident, nine other cows died beneath a tree hit by lightning near El Pilar.
“We have electrical storms here, but never like this,” Carlos Godoy, administrator of the Las Cascadas estate, told Chile’s El Universo daily.
Photo: Radio San Jose de Alcudia (Chile)