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Thousands of chickens block Austrian highway

By: Stephanie Halasz and Zamira Rahim, CNN
July 4, 2017 Updated: July 4, 2017 at 2:32 pm
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Firemen remove chicken and transport boxes from a highway near Linz, Austria on Tuesday.

A truck crash involving a sleepy driver and 7,500 chickens caused chaos in Austria on Tuesday after the birds blocked part of a highway.

The accident occurred on the A1 highway near the city of Linz.

 

The driver of the truck transporting the chickens admitted to falling into "a second-long sleep" during which he veered right and collided with a bridge pillar, Franz Rockenschaub, of Highway Police Inspection Haid, told CNN.

The chickens were set to be killed for food, having laid eggs for some time. The company behind the venture has not been named.

Read the full story at CNN.com.

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