Thou­sands of chick­ens block Aus­trian mo­tor­way

Kuwait Times - - HEALTH & SCIENCE -

Emer­gency work­ers in Aus­tria had an egg-stremely un­usual op­er­a­tion yes­ter­day re­mov­ing an es­ti­mated 7,000 chick­ens which were block­ing a busy mo­tor­way.

The birds’ un­ex­pected break for free­dom came af­ter the lorry trans­port­ing them lost its load on the A1 au­to­bahn near Linz in the north of the coun­try. “Boxes con­tain­ing dead and in­jured an­i­mals were strewn over a 160-me­tre stretch (of road) while thou­sands of chick­ens ran onto the mo­tor­way on both sides,” po­lice said. The in­ci­dent closed the mo­tor­way to­wards the cap­i­tal Vi­enna dur­ing the busy morn­ing rush hour and caused long traf­fic jams in the other di­rec­tion as driv­ers slowed down to look.—AFP

AUS­TRIA: Fire­men re­move chicken and trans­port boxes from the A1 high­way in Asten near Linz, up­per Aus­tria, where a poul­try truck caused traf­fic chaos af­ter los­ing its freight yes­ter­day.—AFP

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