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Man dies and two others injured after being attacked by water buffalo in Monmouthshire.

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Man dies and two others injured after being attacked by water buffalo in Monmouthshire.

It is believed that the animal went on the rampage on a farm near Usk, Gwent.

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A statement from Gwent Police said: 

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"We received a report of an incident at a commercial property in Gwehelog, at around 2.50pm on Tuesday, after two men and a woman were attacked by a water buffalo.

A 57-year-old man from the Gwehelog area was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics from Wales ambulance service.

A 19-year-old man from the Gwehelog area sustained critical injuries during the incident. He has been taken to the University hospital for Wales for treatment by the Welsh air ambulance.

A 22-year-old woman from the Gwehelog area sustained a serious injury to her leg. Her injuries are not thought to be critical and she has been taken to the Royal Gwent hospital for treatment.

“The water buffalo has been destroyed. Officers received assistance from the National Police Air Service at the scene.”

 According to a report in the Guardian;

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"A neighbouring farmer said he had been told that the buffalo went on the rampage. He said: “The first I knew of it was when I saw the police helicopter and the air ambulance buzzing around. Some people do try to diversify and keep water buffalo, usually for their milk,” he said. “It’s a huge shock to everyone in the area.”

The richness of water buffalo milk makes it a popular ingredient in products ranging from mozzarella to ice-cream. Water buffalo are sometimes also introduced as part of conservation projects and have grazed since 2002 on the Teifi Marshes in Pembrokeshire, south-west Wales.

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales said that usually they posed no risk to humans.

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“Given their size, water buffalo are generally intelligent docile creatures, who respond well to gentle handling,” 

 

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A Buffalo in Monmouthshire, who would of thought that?

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A second man has died after he and two others were attacked by a water buffalo in Wales.

The 19-year-old victim, named in reports as Peter Jump, had been taken to hospital in a critical condition following the incident in Gwehelog, Monmouthshire, on 5 May.

A 57-year-old man, believed to be his father and known to family members as Jon Jump, was pronounced dead at the scene, while a 22-year-old woman was taken to hospital with a serious leg injury.

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Jon Jump, 57, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Emergency services were called to the incident at a commercial property at about 2.50pm.

On Wednesday, Gwent Police confirmed the teenager had died from "critical injuries" the following day on 6 May at the University Hospital for Wales, Cardiff.

A neighbour told the South Wales Argus at the time: "One of the buffalo managed to escape its pen and it attacked when they were trying to get it back in. It's an absolute tragedy."

In a statement, a police spokesperson said: "A 57-year-old man from the Gwehelog area was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics from Wales Ambulance Service.

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