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Texas dairy farm explosion kills 18,000 cows

April 17, 2023  by Bernd Debusmann Jr | BBC News

Approximately 18,000 cows were killed in a blast at a Texas dairy farm earlier this week, according to local authorities.

The explosion, at South Fork Dairy near the town of Dimmitt, also left one person in critical condition.

Authorities believe that machinery in the facility may have ignited methane gas.

Nearly three million farm animals died in fires across the U.S. between 2018 and 2021.


Castro County Sheriff’s Office said they had received a report of a fire at the farm at about 19:21 on Monday (00:21 GMT Tuesday).

Photos posted by the Sheriff’s Office show a huge plume of black smoke rising from the ground. | READ MORE


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