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Pig lorry overturns after crash with bread lorry

The crash took place at a roundabout near York. Credit: rossparry.co.uk

Thirty-five pigs have died after a container carrying 200 of the animals overturned in a collision involving a bread lorry.

Unfortunately, while the majority of pigs were saved, 35 were killed or put to sleep. Credit: rossparry.co.uk

Emergency services have since arrived at the scene of the crash, which took place on the A59-A1237 roundabout near York at 10.20am.

Emergency services attend the overturned lorry in York. Credit: rossparry.co.uk

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service said 35 pigs were either killed or put to sleep following the incident, which involved a Warburtorns carrier and another car.

The bread lorry was left heavily damaged after the collision. Credit: rossparry.co.uk

Fire crews helped move the remaining pigs to another vehicle after the incident, while two vets oversaw the animals' welfare.

A number of the pigs were transported to another vehicle afterward. Credit: rossparry.co.uk

No people were harmed, the service said. Police have appealed for witnesses.