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Man killed and two others injured after being attacked by water buffalo in Wales

A 57-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, and a 19-year-old man was critically injured.

File photo of a water buffalo.
File photo of a water buffalo.
Image: Shutterstock/meunierd

A MAN HAS died and two other people have been injured after being attacked by a water buffalo in Wales, police have confirmed.

Gwent Police received a report of an incident at a commercial property in Gwehelog, Monmouthshire, at around 2.50pm today.

Two men and a woman, all from the Gwehelog area, were attacked by a water buffalo.

A 57-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics from the Wales Ambulance Service.

A 19-year-old man sustained critical injuries during the incident. He was taken to the University Hospital for Wales by air ambulance for treatment.

A 22-year-old woman sustained a serious injury to her leg. Her injuries are not thought to be critical and she was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital by ambulance.

The water buffalo has been killed.

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