Pigs killed as truck overturns

A horse and trailer transporting live pigs overturned yesterday on the R21 near Tembisa, east of Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni metro police said.

A horse and trailer transporting live pigs overturned yesterday on the R21 near Tembisa, east of Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni metro police said.

"The pigs were strewn all over the place and quite a few died," said Inspector Kobeli Mokheseng.

"The vehicle was travelling from Limpopo and overturned as a result of a mechanical problem," Mokheseng said.

The driver and his passenger were not injured.

No further details were available. - Sapa

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