A PENSIONER was horrifically killed by a runaway cow after it broke free from a livestock market.
The elderly man fatefully encountered the farm animal after it fled from the Whitland Mart livestock market in Carmarthenshire, Wales.
The cow escaped the venue shortly after 10am on November 19 and began running amok around the town centre.
It then “attacked and trampled” the pensioner, leaving him seriously injured.
He was flown to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff for treatment, Wales Online berichtet.
Dyfed-Powys Polizei confirmed the man had sadly passed away ten days later on November 29.
Cops revealed that the cow continued its rampage and went onto a rail track in the area, forcing trains to grind to a halt to prevent danger to passengers.
The animal then made its way onto a field where officers, in consultation with its owner, desperately tried to safely contain it.
But after all attempts to capture the cow failed, police were forced to put it to sleep due to “the danger posed by the animal”.
A spokesman for Dyfed-Powys Police said: “[The cow] came across an elderly man in North Road where it attacked and trampled him, causing serious injury.
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“The cow then went on the rail track in the area and trains had to be put on stop to mitigate the danger to them.
“Eventually it made its way to a field where every effort was made to safely contain it in consultation with the owner.”
The force said they were investigating the incident alongside the Health and Safety Executive.
We previously told how a woman miraculously cheated death after she was trampled by a herd of cows.
Janicke Tvedt, 55, was walking her dog when the animals terrifyingly began stamping on her.