New Delhi: More than 18,000 cows were killed after an explosion in Texas and a fire at Southfork Dairy Farm, a dairy farm, on Tuesday. The explosion happened on Monday at the South Fork Dairy Farm in Dimmitt, Texas. The explosion was so tremendous that black smoke spread in the entire area. The cause of the fire is still unknown and the family that owns the farm is yet to comment on the incident.
Photos shared by the Castro County Sheriff’s Office show flames shooting from a building. The sheriff’s office further said that firefighters rescued a man who was trapped inside the burning building. All roads leading to the farm have been closed for public health and safety.
After extinguishing the fire, the fire brigade told that no human was injured in this arson. A dairy farm worker was trapped in the arson, who was rescued after much difficulty. He was admitted to the hospital after suffering serious burns. It was not clear how the explosion started. However, County Judge Mandy Geffler suspected it could have been an equipment malfunction.
Texas fire officials will investigate the cause, according to USA Today. 90 percent of the farm’s cows died in this fire. At the time of the explosion, the cows were tied in a pen waiting to be milked. Due to the death of such a large number of cows, the entire business of the farm has come to an end.