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October 21, 2020 - TimesLIVE (South Africa)

SOUTH AFRICA: Hundreds of animals put down as fires rip through Free State farms

SOUTH AFRICA: Hundreds of animals put down as fires rip through Free State farms
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Hundreds of cattle had to be euthanised to relieve their suffering from extensive injuries sustained during fires which caused havoc in the Free State this week.

The runaway fires destroyed about 100,000ha of crops in Hertzogville, Hoopstad and Christiana. Homes and barns have also been destroyed.

Hertzogville veterinarian Nico Hendrikz told TimesLIVE that not all the animals which died in the fires had been accounted for, but the numbers were high. Interim figures showed that close to 300 cows died in the fires.

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