On the N33 near Anderen in Drenthe, a trailer of a cattle transport truck in which pigs were transported, tilted around 9.30 a.m.. Several pigs did not survive the accident.
The rest of the hundred or so animals escaped after the accident. As a result, the road was temporarily closed. The animals were herded together on the roadside. In the meantime they have been collected by another transporter. The dead pigs have been removed.
The cause of the accident is not yet clear. No people have been injured, writes RTV Drenthe.
From the roundabout at Gieten, the N33 was closed for hours. In the meantime the road has been cleared in both directions.