Lightning kills shepherd, 19 buffaloes in western Indonesia

Authorities say lightning struck a livestock cage in western Indonesia, killing a shepherd and 19 water buffaloes

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Lightning struck a livestock cage in western Indonesia, killing a shepherd and 19 buffaloes, police said Tuesday.

"We have not heard about such numbers killed by lightning strikes before," Sukamat said, "This was tragic, an unusually deadly event."

Grieving relatives buried the shepherd on Tuesday near a mass grave built for his buffaloes.