Cows euthanised after gruesome crash on M1 highway in Joburg

One person was injured after a trailer carrying cows overturned on the M1 highway in Johannesburg on Sunday, April 28 2019. Two cows had to be euthanised.
One person was injured after a trailer carrying cows overturned on the M1 highway in Johannesburg on Sunday, April 28 2019. Two cows had to be euthanised.
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A gruesome scene unfolded between Grayston Drive and Corlett Drive on the M1 in Johannesburg when a trailer carrying six cows overturned on Sunday.

One person was injured and two of the injured animals had to be put down.

Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said that six cows were being transported in the trailer. "The trailer overturned,” he said. 

He said four of the cows were recovered while two were later found injured and had to be put down by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

Minnaar said a man who was driving a double-cab bakkie was injured after his vehicle landed on the centre barricade during the incident.

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