PHNOM PENH (AFP) — A runaway water buffalo rampaged through Cambodia’s capital, injuring 15 people and damaging several cars and motorbikes, police said Saturday.
The female buffalo ran through the crowded streets early Friday morning, causing chaos before it was harnessed with ropes, local police chief Vy Sokhon said.
“The buffalo looked very surprised and hit people along the streets,” he said.
The buffalo will not be killed but authorities will keep it away from people, the police chief added.
Authorities have not determined where the animal came from, but local Rasmei Kampuchea newspaper reported it had escaped slaughter at a nearby field.