Cows run wild through streets after escaping trip to slaughterhouse

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The herd of cows on the loose in Bolivia were described as being dangerous and capable of killing locals (Picture: Metro.co.uk)

At least four people have been injured after a herd of cows was set loose upon the streets of Bolivia. 

Some 17 cows were filmed running wild in Santa Cruz as mayor Jhonny Fernandez warned ‘they could kill’ if not captured. 

In footage shared online, one of the animals can be seen charging into a man while knocking over a parked motorbike. 

Other business owners were seen hiding behind their locked doors and gates.

Two cowboys had to get off a bus and help police rope in the animals after they splintered off into groups. 

One cowboy said: ‘I saw that they were causing damage to cars, motorcycles and attacking people, so we got out and came to help capture the cows.’

Herd of cows on the loose in Bolivia 'could kill' if not captured

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Cowboys were roped in to capture 17 cows in Bolivia after officials warned that ‘they could kill’ (Picture: Youtube/Global News)
One of the cows was filmed knocking over a man after having escaped from a truck earlier that morning (Picture: Youtube/Global News)
The huge animals were seen running in a pack before splintering off and causing damage throughout the city (Picture: Youtube/Global News)

According to local reports, the cows were believed to have been in a truck en route to the slaughterhouse when the driver crashed and gave them a chance to escape at around 5am on Wednesday. 

He has been arrested and charged with dangerous driving and causing injury, according to UnoTv. 

Mayor Fernandez said the company responsible will be fined 500 Bolivianos (£50) per cow. 

The Law of Possession of Responsibilities of Animals prohibits cows and horses from circulating in streets and avenues.

All the cows have been captured and are now being held as a guarantee until the owner pays the fines and covers the costs of the damage caused, reports El Deber.

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