The Internet was shocked upon hearing of a man killed by a flying cow while urinating on the railroad tracks. As the news reached social media, many people called for improved safety regulations along the route.
A strange incident was reported where an elderly person urinated on railroad tracks and was killed in an unusual accident when a flying cow hit him.
Shivdyal Sharma, an 82-year-old man, passed away on the spot on Wednesday after an express train hit some cows, causing one of them to be launched 100 feet into the air before parts of it tragically landed 30 meters away on him.
Reports reveal a second person standing near the elderly man as he relieved himself and narrowly escaped being struck by the flying animal.
Sharma retired from his position as an electrician in the Indian Railways 23 years ago.
The unusual incident occurred in Alwar, Rajasthan, India, where cows had wandered onto nearby railroad tracks in an area where trains can reach speeds of up to 100 miles per hour.
The surprising part is that news of cows being hit on railroad tracks is not new, with 26,180 incidents reported from 2022-2023.
The accident has prompted people to call on authorities to develop improved safety regulations along the route.
Several preventive measures have been taken by Zonal Railways to decrease animal fatalities on the railroad tracks.
The Railway Minister, Ashwini Vaishnaw, announced that measures such as 'cleaning up garbage and removing wild vegetation' had been initiated to keep the troublesome cows away. Additionally, 'frequent whistling is being implemented at locations prone to cattle or animal run-over.'
Elsewhere, metal fences have been installed along the length of the tracks to physically prevent cattle from straying into the danger zone.
When India News tweeted about the incident on Thursday, the post received a lot of views, with commenters mainly discussing the lack of safety.
"How about putting a fence around high-speed train tracks?"
Another commenter seemed to believe that the fences weren't the only missing safety measure:
"Developing trains and tracks is a good decision but provide toilets to the public is also a necessity."
Some people even attempted to find the humor in the situation, with one individual stating:
"Be safe, don't pee on tracks."
Animal enthusiasts appeared to be more concerned about the cow, with another user stating:
"Just one question: is the cow ok? It says it fell on a man and killed him but nothing about the life status of the cow."
Well, the cow was certainly not doing well.
In Australia, a cow has been adopted as a family pet in another part of the world after farmers discovered a smiling face on its body.
Farmers Megan and Barry Coster were surprised to discover that their Holstein calf, born in March, had an unusual marking on its body that caused them to smile.
According to ABC News, the farming couple breeds around 700 cows yearly at their farm in Ripplebrook in West Gippsland, Australia, but this is the first time they have seen something like this.