A buffalo has killed two residents of Phonhong District, Vientiane Province, in a sudden and unprecedented attack.
The incident occurred as two farmers attempted to herd the buffalo into its enclosure yesterday.
Residents say the animal, which had always been quite docile, was agitated for unknown reasons, refusing to enter its enclosure. The buffalo became aggressive and gored both its owner and another nearby resident who had come to his aid.
The animal has since been destroyed to avoid further incidents or loss of life.
Photo: Latsamy Thongsavath