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One Person Dead And Two Injured In Water Buffalo Attack In Wales

One Person Dead And Two Injured In Water Buffalo Attack In Wales

One person has died and another two injured during a water buffalo attack in Wales, police have confirmed.

A 57-year-old man was tragically killed in the incident at a commercial property in Gwehelog, Monmouthshire, today (5 May), where he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 19-year-old man was also left in a critical state, while a 22-year-old woman suffered serious injuries to her leg.

The young man had to be air-lifted and was taken to University Hospital of Wales for treatment, with the woman being rushed to Royal Gwent Hospital.

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The authorities stated that the woman's injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

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All three victims are from the Gwehelog area.

In a statement released by Gwent Police, a spokesperson confirmed that the water buffalo had been 'destroyed' following the attack.

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It read: "We received a report of an incident at a commercial property in Gwehelog, Monmouthshire, at around 2.50pm on Tuesday May 5, after two men and a woman were attacked by a water buffalo.

"The water buffalo has been destroyed. Officers received assistance from the National Police Air Service (NPAS) at the scene."

There are currently at least 42 animals in the buffalo family being kept in Wales.

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Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]