13 Cows Charred To Death In Truck Fire

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  • 5 cows and 8 calves were killed at the incident.
  • The incident took place near champa fata village.
  • 6 rescued cattles were sent to veterinary hospita.

Ujjain: Thirteen cows were charred to death after a truck carrying them caught fire in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain district, police said. The incident took place late near Ghinoda village under Khachrod police station limits, they said.

The truck was carrying more than 20 bovine animals. Some people saw the vehicle, which was without the driver, up in flames and tried to douse the blaze, however five cows and eight calves died by that time, Khachrod police station in-charge Ravindra Yadav said.

The villagers claimed that 10-15 cows by then from the truck ran away into a nearby forest, he said. Five cows saved from the truck were sent to a shelter, he said. A search was on for the vehicle’s owner, driver and helper to get details about the incident, he said.

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