November 10th, 2010
12:07 PM ET

Train kills 20 cows

A herd of cows wandered onto a railroad line at the wrong time Tuesday, and it did not end well.

A 6,700-foot Norfolk Southern train plowed through the herd in the darkness about 6 a.m., a statement from the Clark County, Ohio, sheriff's office said.

The train, which was traveling at 38 mph, killed 20 cows, the sheriff's office said. The value of the animals was not known, and the owner was not named.

The accident, which happened about 40 miles west of Columbus, disabled the train's lead locomotive and blocked a rural highway for three hours, the statement said. No humans were injured.

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  1. jayno

    Coulda been suicide

    November 10, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cris

      I didn't think of that. A bovine suicide cult. I think CNN should send out a crack investigative team.

      November 10, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Herman Blivitz

      If it were pigs, it would have been sooee-cide.

      November 10, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • JeeperJoe

      emo cows

      November 10, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hodee Cow!

      Seriously, Norfolk Southern is not a passenger train...geeez...When do we eat!?

      November 10, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Captain Planet

    Would have been fun to watch IMO.

    November 10, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sam Elliot

    Beef. It's what's for dinner.

    November 10, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. cesar

    I guess those poor cows were headed to the slaughter house. Either way, its a sad situation for those defenseless creatures. Sometimes I see them in the hot sun all die. What a life. Most people just don't care.

    November 10, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • tony

      farmers are required to provide shade zones for their livestock, most do anyways.

      the cows choose to graze in the sun, they can retreat to shade when they feel overheated (and its rare they do.)

      the more you know dude.

      November 10, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. cesar

    Stupid me, "all day, not "all die."

    November 10, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Marco

    PETA = People Eating Tasty Animals

    November 10, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Steve

    I blame Bush, or Obama, or.... Someone's to BLAME!!!!!!!

    November 10, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Steve (the real one)

    I understand the owners. A Mr and Mrs Bo Vine failed to properly TRAIN their cattle. Now I hear of an attempt to MILK this incident for all its worth!

    November 10, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bugmenot

      Oh they been well trained

      November 10, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ken

    Anyone up for a hamburger..??

    November 10, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Taco

    Man versus food....man won!!!!!!!!!

    November 10, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ualeem

    I thiink Sarah Palin is behind it. GO cows!! BOO Palin.

    November 10, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Herman Blivitz

    Bowling for bovines...

    November 10, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Dr. Zeus

    That's what we call thinning out the herd, nicely done! LOL

    November 10, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jan

    I guess the cows finally came home XD

    November 10, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Chance

    Brett Favre retires......... Again

    news channnels complain when sportsmen and politician give them something to talk about. Now see what happens when they are put of news.......

    November 10, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
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