47 cows worth over N10m have been crushed to death by a train in Osogbo, Osun State, when the coach detached from a train.
The incident occurred at the back of the regional office of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, Powerline area around 3pm.
It was gathered that the last coach of a Kwara State-bound train suddenly detached and ran over the animals.
Speaking to journalists, a herdsman identified as Rabiu Ismail, told journalists that the dead animals were worth over N 10m.
According to Ismail, he and his fellow herdsmen were moving with their animals in the area when they heard a loud noise as the last coach detached from the body of the train.
“We just heard a loud noise and the animals were moving not far from the rail line. Many of them were crushed. About 47 animals worth N10m were lost.” he lamented.