/One dead, two hurt in water buffalo attack

One dead, two hurt in water buffalo attack


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Emergency services were called to the farm near Usk

A man has died after a water buffalo attacked three people at a commercial property.

The 57-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, after police officers were called to the address at Gwehelog, near Usk, Monmouthshire.

A man, 19, was also critically injured and taken to Cardiff’s University Hospital of Wales by air ambulance.

A woman, 22, suffered a serious leg injury and is being treated at Newport’s Royal Gwent Hospital.

Gwent Police said they were called to the property at about 14:50 BST on Tuesday and received support from the National Police Air Service.

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Water buffalo are usually used for tilling rice fields in Asian countries, while their milk is rich in fat and protein

The water buffalo has been destroyed.

A neighbour said the herd were a familiar sight on the farm and were often seen in the fields with the horses.

They added the buffalo always appeared to be quite quiet, and that the owners had been seen stroking them.

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