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Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service have released footage of the the rescue operation they carried out to rescue seven surviving horses after a trailer overturned on the A303 on 23rd July 2013.
Hampshire Police investigating the cause of a collision between two heavy goods vehicles have appealed for witnesses to contact them with information.
A trailer carrying 10 horses behind one of the vehicles overturned.
Fire crews from Andover, Winchester, Brockenhurst, Eastleigh and Lyndhurst assisted with the rescue of the animals. The eastbound A303 was closed overnight while the Highways Agency carried out repairs. It is due to open around 8am.
Animal rescue specialists at Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service say an operation to rescue seven horses was one of the most complex they've ever undertaken.
A trailer carrying 10 of the animals overturned on the A303 on 23rd July 2013. One did not survive and two had to be put down.
The trailer was in collision with another lorry on the eastbound carriageway near Thruxton just before 4pm.
Two men were injured and three horses died after a trailer carrying 10 of the animals overturned on the A303 eastbound carriageway, after colliding with a lorry.
Seven were sedated and removed by vets and expert animal rescuers but one was killed in the crash and two had to be put down.
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said the drivers of both vehicles were not seriously hurt.
The A303 eastbound between Thruxton Village and Sarsen Lane remains closed this evening following a collision involving two heavy goods vehicle.
The westbound carriageway is expected to be opened shortly but the eastbound carriageway will remain closed until at least midnight.
One of the HGVs was carrying horses at the time of the collision and as a result two of the horses have since died. The two men driving the vehicles were not seriously injured.