Monday 26 January 2015

Flatulent cows start fire at German dairy farm

Published 27/01/2014 | 20:31

A runaway dairy cow has turned herself in after three months on the run in the German state of Bavaria
One cow was treated for burns

Methane gas from 90 flatulent cows exploded in a German farm shed on Monday, damaging the roof and injuring one of the animals, police said.

High levels of the gas had built up in the structure in the central German town of Rasdorf, then "a static electric charge caused the gas to explode with flashes of flames," the force said in a statement.

One cow was treated for burns, a police spokesman added.

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