Eleven cows killed after being hit by train in Peterborough

At least 15 also missing after the crash

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Eleven cows killed after being hit by train in Peterborough

At least 11 cows have died and 15 are missing after they were struck by a train full of Arsenal fans.

The cattle were hit by a southbound Great Northern Rail service near Peterborough.

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The BBC reports that the crash caused travel chaos with a number of services cancelled or delayed. And a number of Arsenal supporters missed the game at Burnley as a result.

One passenger, Paul Curry, updated his followers on Twitter about the incident, saying that the smell was 'terrible'.


Great Northern also tweeted about the incident:


A spokesman told the Metro: "I can confirm that a train struck some cows between Huntington and Peterborough and sadly 11 were confirmed dead.

"There was some damage to the train but the driver and passengers were all fine.The train in question had to be evacuated and then moved away to be repaired."

The spokesman added that services had now resumed as normal.