30 buffaloes mowed down by express train in Odisha

Rayagada: In a tragic incident, as many as 30 buffaloes were killed after being hit by the Alleppey-Dhanbad Express train near Pitamahal in Rayagada district this evening.

When a buffalo herd was crossing the railway track, the express train hit the buffaloes killing 30 of them. The blood-spattered carcasses laid on the track until railway employees reached the spot and removed the bodies.

The buffalo herder is safe as he was behind the herd helping it to cross the railway track, said an eyewitness.

Trains services resumed on the track after removal of the bodies.

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