Eleven cows killed in train strike near Peterborough [BBC News]





Date: 03/10/2016

Eleven cows were killed when they were struck by a train, causing long delays for passengers. The southbound Great Northern Rail service train struck the animals near Peterborough. Among those held up were football fans travelling to watch the Premier League match between Burnley and Arsenal. In a tweet, Great Northern Rail said: 'There are 11 cows confirmed deceased, there are a further 15 missing from the field.' The company had posted a message on its Twitter feed at about 10:10 BST that all lines were blocked between Peterborough and Huntingdon 'due to cattle on the railway'. [From Richard Buckby]


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The scene of cows' death

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Eleven cows are killed and 15 more are missing after a crash with a train that causes long delays for passengers.