Several injured by falling sheep in road crash


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A truck carrying around 400 sheep overturned on a highway overpass in southern Australia yesterday, causing the animals to rain on to the freeway below.

Police say the sheep fell on to the Princess Highway outside Melbourne after the truck crashed and flipped on its side.

Several cars on the Princess Highway were damaged by the sheep and several people were injured. Paramedic Allan Eade says there were "a large number" of dead and injured sheep.

Driver Robert Leardi says he was lucky he was not seriously hurt when the falling livestock damaged his car. He says he was driving when "all of a sudden these sheep are falling down from the top of an overpass".