Train kills 11 cows, leaves 15 missing & causes Arsenal fans to miss game
At least 11 cows were reportedly killed and another 15 went missing after a herd was hit by a train traveling between Aberdeen and London King’s Cross. The train was towed, forcing some disappointed Arsenal fans miss an away game against Burnley.
The tragedy with the farm animals unfolded on Sunday morning at around 11:00am when dozens of cows decided to graze on the railroad tracks between Peterborough and Huntingdon in eastern England. The oncoming train smashed through the herd leaving 11 cows dead and another 15 missing, according to Great Northern railway.
As per media reports, today we've been joint working with multiple agencies south of #Peterborough after cows were sadly struck by a train. pic.twitter.com/fZ5nmxmFcV— BTP Peterborough (@BTPPeterborough) October 2, 2016
“I can confirm that a train struck some cows between Huntington and Peterborough and sadly 11 were confirmed dead,” a railway spokesperson said.
No people were injured in the accident. The train however suffered “some damage” and had to be towed for repairs.
@scottjh555@Baby_Black_Bird There are 11 cows confirmed deceased, there are a further 15 missing from the field.— Great Northern (@GNRailUK) October 2, 2016
The incident caused a major delay in train traffic. Normal train service, still with the possibility of delay, resumed only after midnight on Monday morning.
Due to a train hitting cows nr Stilton, NO trains running from #Peterborough station. Currently awaiting busses. #INDvsJAX@peterboroughtelpic.twitter.com/qY2k8Knd0w— Ashley Briggs (@AshleyUK99) October 2, 2016
“Virgin Trains East Coast trains in both directions may continue to be delayed by up to 30 minutes or canceled as the service recovers,” National Rail warned, adding that anyone affected by the accident may be entitled to compensation.
Our train's turning back to London. First game I'm missing in nearly 15 years and it's cos a train hit a cow 😂😂😂😂— Tim Stillman (@Stillberto) October 2, 2016
As a result of the incident dozens of Arsenal fans missed their team’s 1-0 victory against Burnley in a Premier League game.
Thinking of the 8 cows that got killed by a train carrying Arsenal fans going to the match today👼🐄 pic.twitter.com/f6OR6j20LD— Ami (@AmiAFCxo) October 2, 2016
The team look really affected by what happened to those poor cows on the train tracks. Hopefully they can do it for them.— Sultan (@DieFohlen) October 2, 2016
This game has been as dead as them cows.— Arsenal (@ffarsenalfc) October 2, 2016
Which fanbase can say they were on a train that killed 11 cows 🐮 🐄 on the way to an away game?! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 #OnlyArsenal— GoonerGal Sadia (@TheGoonerette) October 2, 2016
Just waiting on Arsenal to post a tribute to the dead cows who helped us win today— Kevish' (@GoonerKev1995) October 2, 2016