Fermanagh cattle rescue: Dozens of bulls saved after lorry overturns in Northern Ireland

Dozens of cattle have been rescued from an overturned lorry in Northern Eire.

The Northern Eire Fireplace and Rescue (NIFRS) responded to calls of a highway site visitors collision on Cavan Street, Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh at round 6am on Friday.

Firefighters from Lisnaskea and Enniskillen Fireplace Stations attended the incident and rescued 39 of the 42 bulls trapped in an overturned articulated cattle lorry. 

“Firefighters stabilised the automobile and used hydraulic slicing tools to launch 39 bulls assisted by farm staff – Three bulls died within the incident,” a spokesperson for the NIFRS stated.


When launched, the bulls had been contained in a close-by area. Officers stated a neighborhood Vet was additionally referred to as to the scene.

The motive force of the lorry, a person in his forties, was handled on the scene by paramedics and didn’t attend hospital.

Pictures of the incident shared on the NIFRS Twitter web page confirmed the lorry flipped over alongside the distressed cattle.

“This was a very hazardous incident for our personnel to resolve, given the unpredictability, measurement, and huge variety of the livestock concerned, particularly when distressed,” the NIFRS added.

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