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Cow goes on rampage at north Israel shopping center
Woman lightly injured, cars damaged as cow runs wild at shopping center in Nesher. 'People saw death flash before their eyes,' paramedic says

A woman was lightly wounded and a few cars were damaged Wednesday when a cow went on a rampage at a shopping center in the northern Israeli city of Nesher.

 

Police said the cow, which eventually headed north towards Haifa's Checkpost Junction, was part of a herd that was grazing near the "Big" shopping center. At some point, police said, the cows entered the area of the shopping center.

 

The cows were eventually cleared from the area, and their owner was questioned.

 

Witnesses said the cow rammed into a vehicle that tried to block its path.

 

Magen David Adom paramedic Kobi Ben-Haim said that during the incident, which went on for more than an hour, a woman sustained light injuries when the cow grazed her back.

 

"The cow stood at the corner. It appeared to be irritated. At some point, it began to run towards the shopping center. People frantically ran in all directions. Using a bullhorn, we told them to go into the stores," the paramedic recalled.

 

"The center was packed with shoppers. The incident could have ended in disaster," he said, "'People saw death flash before their eyes." 

 

 

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