Rampaging cows devastate Alpine family reunion

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4 July 2005, SALZBURG - At least two people were hospitalised Monday after a herd of dairy cattle went on a rampage in an Alpine meadow during a family reunion near the German-Austrian border.

4 July 2005

SALZBURG - At least two people were hospitalised Monday after a herd of dairy cattle went on a rampage in an Alpine meadow during a family reunion near the German-Austrian border.

Ten members of a Bavarian family had finished a picnic on the slopes above Salzburg Sunday afternoon and were crossing a meadow to go home when a child tried to stroke a calf, police said.

The mother cow charged the group and other cattle came to her assistance. Within seconds, the herd of about 40 head were butting and chasing the family members across the meadow.

One elderly relative suffered a heart attack and a seven-year-old child was critically injured during the attack. Others escaped with what were termed minor cuts and bruises.

DPA

Subject: German news

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