Teenager dies two weeks after father is killed by hand-reared water buffalo

Telegraph reporters
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A water buffalo has claimed the lives of a father and his son - Matthew Horwood/Getty Images
A water buffalo has claimed the lives of a father and his son - Matthew Horwood/Getty Images

A teenager has died two weeks after he was trampled by a water buffalo that went berserk on the family farm in Wales and killed his father.

Peter Jump, 19, died in hospital after his father, Ralph, 57, was fatally crushed by the animal earlier this month.

The Jumps were attacked when the buffalo escaped its pen on the farm near Usk, Gwent, and they tried to return it to safety.

Mr Jump, known as Jon, was killed at the scene while Peter was airlifted to hospital. His sister, Isabel, 22, sustained leg injuries but was later allowed home from hospital.

Richard Jump, Peter's uncle, described him as a "wonderful nephew", adding that his brother's death had also seen him lose his "best friend".

"Thank you so much for all your thoughts at an extremely difficult time for Jo and Jonny's family," he said.

Ralph, a father-of-three, rented the village farm to start a sustainable buffalo soap business with his family.

The buffalo was put down.

Read more: Father killed by water buffalo hand-reared the cattle as part of eco-friendly business