Mpumalanga farmer in critical condition after buffalo attack

A farmer was airlifted to a specialist hospital in Johannesburg after he was attacked by a buffalo on a farm in Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga on Saturday.

Other farmers rushed the man to a doctor’s room where he was stabilised by paramedics, Watco Emergency Service spokesperson Jan-Henk van Vuuren said.

"The exact cause and events leading to the attack will still be investigated but according to a witness the farmer attempted to tranquilize the buffalo before the attack."

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