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14 January 2019 04:15:50 |Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,News

Dozens of cattle rescued after lorry overturns in Northern Ireland


Three bulls died in the incident (Photo: Northern Ireland Fire Service)

Three bulls died in the incident (Photo: Northern Ireland Fire Service)

Firefighters have rescued 39 cattle from an overturned articulated lorry in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
The incident happened on Cavan Road, Newtownbutler on Friday 11 January. Three bulls died in the incident.
The Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) received a call at 6.22am to attend the 1 vehicle road traffic collision.
A NIFRS spokesperson said: “NIFRS Large Animal Rescue Team from Omagh Fire Station and Fire Crews from Lisnaskea and Enniskillen Fire Stations attended the incident which involved 42 bulls trapped in the overturned lorry.
Firefighters stabilised the vehicle and used hydraulic cutting equipment to release 39 bulls (Photo: Northern Ireland Fire Service)

Firefighters stabilised the vehicle and used hydraulic cutting equipment to release 39 bulls (Photo: Northern Ireland Fire Service)

“Firefighters stabilised the vehicle and used hydraulic cutting equipment to release 39 bulls assisted by farm workers – 3 bulls died in the incident.
“The driver of the lorry, a man in his 40s was out of the vehicle prior to arrival of Fire Crews and was treated at the scene by Ambulance personnel – he did not attend hospital.


“The incident was dealt with at 9.49am. A local Vet also attended the incident. When released the bulls were contained in a nearby field.”
Last November, a lorry carrying 600 live turkeys overturned in Norfolk causing significant delays and leaving oil spillage.




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