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Sheep Bound for Slaughterhouse Die in Road Accident

Nine sheep bound for the slaughterhouse were killed after the truck in which they were being transported went off the road near the town of Sölvanes in Skagafjörður, North Iceland, on Monday night.

sheep-roundup2007_esaPhoto by Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir.

According to the police in Sauðárkrókur, the driver lost control of the vehicle, which was carrying a full load, at a bend on its way to the slaughterhouse.

The vehicle was carrying more than 200 sheep, mbl.is reports.

Farmers in the area helped to round up the surviving sheep after the accident.

The driver is not believed to have been injured.

Click here and here to read about two similar incidents involving chickens which took place last winter.

ZR

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