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These Images Of 300 Reindeer Killed By A Lightning Strike Will Break Your Heart

Authorities called it an "unusually deadly event." WARNING: This post contains upsetting images.

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Knutsen said the agency is now trying to decide what to do with the dead animals.

Normally, they are left where they died to let nature take its course, he said.

Thousands of reindeer migrate across the barren Hardanangervidda plateau at the change of the seasons.

Alicia Melville-Smith is a homepage editor and reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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