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More than 18,000 cattle killed in Texas dairy farm explosion

Posted on AllSides April 13th, 2023
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Castro County Sheriff's Office / Courtesy

A fiery explosion in the Texas Panhandle killed more than 18,000 cattle and critically injured one worker in what is being described as the deadliest barn fire for cattle on record.

Fire tore through the holding pens of Southfork Dairy Farm in Dimmitt on Monday night, as the cattle were waiting to be milked, authorities told local news outlets.

A dairy farm worker rescued from the building was taken to a hospital and was in critical but stable condition.

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