Water buffalo kills man and injures two others on Welsh farm

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A man has died, and two people have been left seriously injured, after they were attacked by a water buffalo on a farm in Wales, local police have confirmed.
The 57-year old man died at the scene in Monmouthshire, south-east Wales, while a 19-year old man was taken to hospital with critical injuries and a 22-year-old woman sustained a serious leg wound.
“A 57-year-old man from the Gwehelog area was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics from Wales ambulance service,” Gwent police said in a statement.
A commercial property in Gwehelog, Monmouthshire where man has died and two people have been injured after reportedly being attacked by a water buffalo. (PA/AAP)
“(The 19-year-old man) has been taken to the University hospital for Wales for treatment by the Welsh air ambulance.
“(The woman’s) injuries are not thought to be critical and she has been taken to the Royal Gwent hospital for treatment.”
Neighbours expressed their shock.
“The first I knew of it was when I saw the police helicopter and the air ambulance buzzing around,” a neighbouring farmer said.

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“It’s a huge shock to everyone in the area.
“Some people (in the area) do try to diversify and keep water buffalo, usually for their milk.”
A water buffalo attacked three people on a farm in Wales, killing one 57-year-old man and injuring two others. (Nine)
Water Buffalos are known for their rich milk, which makes them a popular source for dairy production ranging from mozzarella to ice-cream.
“It’s a lovely quiet area, lots of smallholdings and small farms,” county councillor Val Smith said.
“This is a dreadful thing to happen. My sympathies to all involved.”