An explosion at a Texas dairy farm killed tens of thousands of cows on Monday night according to authorities.
An explosion spread to the barn of the South Fork Dairy Farm in Dimmitt, where the blaze killed over 18,000 cattle and critically injured a dairy farm worker, who has been hospitalized.
Sheriff Sal Rivera says the fire from the explosion spread to the building where they haul cattle before bringing them into the milking area and into a holding pen. Because of this, Sheriff Rivera says only a small percentage of cows survived.
“Your count probably is close to that. There’s some that survived, there’s some that are probably injured to the point where they’ll have to be destroyed,” said Castro County Sheriff, Sal Rivera.
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