Friday 23 March 2018

Thousands of chickens killed and more escape in UK lorry crash

RSPCA joined police and emergency services at the scene
RSPCA joined police and emergency services at the scene
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

More than a thousand chickens were killed and thousands more escaped followed a lorry crash on motorway in the UK today.

The chickens were killed after the lorry carrying them crashed into a safety barrier on the M62 in Manchester.

About 1,500 birds were killed and 2,000 chickens escaped onto the road and had to be rounded up to safety, BBC reports.

The truck was carrying 6,800 birds when it crashed in the early hours of this morning.

The majority of the chickens died from the impact of the crash as the lorry landed awkwardly.

Some of the birds that escaped were hit by cars, police reported.

Police, emergency services and the RSPCA arrived at the scene.

The incident was deemed ‘unusual’ as a result of the large number of fowl involved.

Not all of the chickens were found, some are believed to have made their way into adjacent fields.

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