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Second man, 19, dies after water buffalo attack in Wales | UK News



A second man has died after he and two others were attacked by a water buffalo in Wales.

The 19-year-old victim, named in reports as Peter Jump, had been taken to hospital in a critical condition following the incident in Gwehelog, Monmouthshire, on 5 May.

A 57-year-old man, believed to be his father and known to family members as Jon Jump, was pronounced dead at the scene, while a 22-year-old woman was taken to hospital with a serious leg injury.

Jon Jump, 57, was pronounced dead at the scene. Pic: Facebook
Jon Jump, 57, was pronounced dead at the scene. Pic: Facebook

Emergency services were called to the incident at a commercial property at about 2.50pm.

On Wednesday, Gwent Police confirmed the teenager had died from “critical injuries” the following day on 6 May at the University Hospital for Wales, Cardiff.

A neighbour told the South Wales Argus at the time: “One of the buffalo managed to escape its pen and it attacked when they were trying to get it back in. It’s an absolute tragedy.”

In a statement, a police spokesperson said: “A 57-year-old man from the Gwehelog area was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics from Wales Ambulance Service.

“A 19-year-old man from the Gwehelog area was taken to the University Hospital for Wales by the Welsh Air Ambulance after sustaining critical injuries. He subsequently died in hospital as a result of his injuries.

“A 22-year-old woman from the Gwehelog area also sustained a serious injury to her leg. She received hospital treatment for her injuries, which are not thought to be critical.

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“Gwent Police has launched an investigation into this incident and remains ongoing.”

Detective Inspector Amanda Venn added: “Our thoughts remain with the family at this tragic time. The family have asked to be given time to grieve and we would ask that their privacy is respected.”

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