11/01/2019

Firefighters Rescue 39 Bulls From Overturned Cattle Lorry

Firefighters have rescued 39 bulls from an overturned cattle lorry following an incident in County Fermanagh.

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) attended the scene on the Cavan Road, Newtownbutler after a one vehicle collision occurred shortly before 6.30am on Friday 11 January.
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Representatives of the NIFRS Large Animal Rescue Team from Omagh Fire Station and Fire Crews from Lisnaskea and Enniskillen attended the incident which involved 42 bulls trapped in the overturned lorry.

A local Vet also attended the scene.

Firefighters stabilised the vehicle and used hydraulic cutting equipment to release 39 bulls assisted by farm workers. Three bulls died in the incident.

The driver of the lorry was treated by ambulance personnel at the scene.

The incident was dealt with by 9.49am and the bulls were contained in a nearby field when safely rescued.



(JG/CM)

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