The streets of London descended into chaos after these mammoth animals went berserk

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London is the largest city in England but relatively speaking its streets are typically calm and pleasant.

But the city was recently rocked by a rather shocking incident.

And now the streets of London descended into chaos after these mammoth animals went berserk.

A stampede in London

A total of five military horses got loose in central London with one apparently covered in blood.

The horses galloped through the rush hour crowd as they smashed into vehicles and injured several people before they were recaptured.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Defence said, “A number of military working horses became loose during routine exercise this morning. All of the horses have now been recovered and returned to camp.”

The Ministry said that six soldiers and seven horses from the Household Cavalry, specifically the Life Guards, were conducting an “extended exercising of horses” around London.

The horses are part of the most senior regiment of the British Army.

Approximately one mile into their journey, the horses and trainers passed by a construction site in the Belgravia area of the city.

The sound of concrete hitting the ground allegedly “caused the horses to spook” sending five horses bolting and unseating four soldiers.

As a result, three soldiers were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, even as the horses continued to run loose.

Westminster Police wrote on X, “We are aware of a number of horses that are currently loose in central London and are working with colleagues, including the Army, to locate them.”

The animals carved a path of destruction across six miles of the city for around two hours before they were corralled.

British news media and local bystanders posted videos on social media showing two saddled horses – one black and one white, with bright liquid all over its chest and legs, as both ran through the city streets.

Other reports and photos showed horses smashing into cars causing panic and knocking at least one person to the ground.

The situation caused total chaos

Sean, a local cab driver, told BBC Radio London that he saw a parked Mercedes “with its side smashed and covered in blood.”

The Big Bus Tours company claims a horse ran into one of its parked double-decker buses.

While no one was injured, several photos showed a massive crack in the front window of the bus.

An eyewitness named Bashir Aden told The Telegraph he saw a soldier fall to the ground, “screaming in pain” after a horse ran into a car.

“The horses come down this route every day, but today the horse looked stressed or panicked. I saw the horse run away after it hit a bus. People were screaming and running all over, “said Aden.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson confirmed that four people were injured via three separate incidents and had been taken to the hospital for treatment.

One incident involved someone being “thrown from a horse” on Buckingham Palace Road, and another involved “an incident with a horse on Belgrave Square” that included two victims.

Eventually, Westminster police said that all of the horses were accounted for after a long search. 

US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.