Gassy German cows cause methane explosion
The static electric charge from methane released by the animals triggered a blast in the barn
The Associated Press
BERLIN — A herd of dairy cows nearly lifted the roof off their barn in central Germany when methane released by the animals caused an explosion.
Police in Hesse state said in a statement that a static electric charge apparently triggered the detonation, and a spurt of flame, on Monday at a farm in Rasdorf. The roof was slightly damaged and one cow suffered light burns. No people were hurt.
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