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More than 100 sheep killed in Calwell truck rollover
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2014, 01:59:31 PM »
More than 100 sheep killed in Calwell truck rollover 

Wed 13 Aug 2014, 5:54pm

    Individual sheep had to be released by hand from the truck which rolled on the highway laden with stock. height=227  Photo: Individual sheep had to be released by hand from the truck which rolled on the highway laden with stock. (ABC News)     

More than 100 sheep have been killed in a truck rollover in Canberra's south.

The truck, containing nearly 400 sheep, rolled on the Monaro Highway near Johnson Drive in Calwell just before midday (AEST).

The driver was not injured in the accident.

An ACT Government vet attended the scene to treat injured sheep.

A number of the animals had to be individually released from the crashed truck.

A portable stock yard was set up to help contain the sheep before a replacement truck arrived to remove them from nearby grassland.

The damaged truck has been righted and the cause of the accident was being investigated.

The northbound carriageway of the Monaro Highway, which was closed for much of the afternoon, has now reopened.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-13/more-than-100-sheep-killed-in-truck-rollover/5668312?WT.ac=statenews_act