Chickens on the M62 after a lorry crash
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Hundreds of chickens killed in M62 lorry crash

More than 1,000 chickens were killed after the lorry carrying them crashed into a safety barrier on the M62 in Greater Manchester.

The lorry was carrying 6,800 chickens when it crashed on the eastbound carriageway between junctions 11 and 12 at about 04:00 BST.

About 1,500 birds were killed and a number escaped, North West Motorway Police said.

Michael Clarke, from the Highways Agency, said about 2,000 chickens "escaped on to the carriageway" and had to be rounded up.

  • 14 May 2014