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Giraffe killed in truck after hitting head on bridge

A giraffe was killed in South Africa after its owner drove under a bridge while transporting the creature in a truck, according to witnesses.

The animal apparently hit its head and died moments later, News24 reported.

People on social media tweeted images of two giraffes in the back of a truck, allegedly before the incident happened.

But moments later one of the tall creatures knocked its head when the truck drove under a bridge.

“Took this pic on the N1 earlier. Just heard one Giraffe passed away! Apparently due to head trauma! So sad!” a Twitter user said.

It was reported that the other giraffe was taken to a wildlife veterinary clinic. South African-based animal welfare charity Tshwane SPCA said they were investigating the incident with the intention of laying charges against those responsible.