By: Steve Dellar | 04-02-2018 | News
Photo credit: @AYUNTAMIENTO POZO CAÑADA

Spain – 5 Escaped Elephants Close Highway (Video)

A truck crashed on Easter Monday in the afternoon near the southern Spanish town of Pozo Cañada, close to the city of Murcia. The driver was not injured but his haul crashed on the side. This would normally not have been a big issue were it not for the fact that the truck was a circus lorry and his load consisted of 5 live elephants.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="es" dir="ltr">A-30 cortada por caída de camión con elefantes sueltos en la calzada. Cortada autovía dirección Murcia a la altura de pozo Cañada. <a href="https://t.co/z0tPg6KDZo">pic.twitter.com/z0tPg6KDZo</a></p>&mdash; PolicíaLocalAlbacete (@PoliciaAlbacete) <a href="https://twitter.com/PoliciaAlbacete/status/980824884904366080?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">2 April 2018</a></blockquote>

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One of the animals died and two others were lightly wounded. The remaining four elephants decided to go for a stroll in the area and stayed together as a group, resulting in the closure of the highway they were walking on.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="es" dir="ltr">Según las investigaciones preliminares, el accidente del camión cargado de elefantes se ha producido al adelantar éste a un vehículo de transporte especial y al incorporarse en el carril derecho se ha producido el vuelco. Atestados de la ATGC de Albacete investiga el accidente. <a href="https://t.co/Np0jbX0qQl">pic.twitter.com/Np0jbX0qQl</a></p>&mdash; Gregorio Serrano (@Gserrano_DGT) <a href="https://twitter.com/Gserrano_DGT/status/980861051964182528?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">2 April 2018</a></blockquote>

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The director of the governmental department responsible for Spain's road transport network (Spain has expensive tolls on its highways which are therefore kept very clean and in perfect condition), Mr Gregorio Serrano, posted a video of the elephant evacuation to social media, which was widely shared.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="es" dir="ltr">Se está procediendo a la asistencia y evacuación de los elefantes heridos en el accidente que ha tenido lugar en Albacete. De los cinco paquidermos hay uno muerto y dos heridos. En breve de restablecerá la circulación en la A-30 en el pk 22/23. <a href="https://t.co/fhGypNDYGm">pic.twitter.com/fhGypNDYGm</a></p>&mdash; Gregorio Serrano (@Gserrano_DGT) <a href="https://twitter.com/Gserrano_DGT/status/980836561263714306?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">2 April 2018</a></blockquote>

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Mr Serrano declared that local authorities were investigating the cause of the accident.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="es" dir="ltr">Tras el <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/accidentes?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#accidentes</a> de esta tarde en la A30 en <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PozoCa%C3%B1ada?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PozoCañada</a> y restablecido el tráfico, los 4 elefantes estarán cuidados en nuestro pueblo hasta que sean trasladados en los próximos días <a href="https://t.co/l77sYywpWL">pic.twitter.com/l77sYywpWL</a></p>&mdash; Ayto Pozo Cañada (@Ayto_PozoCanada) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ayto_PozoCanada/status/980893730289995777?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">2 April 2018</a></blockquote>

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Source:

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/04/02/album/1522692012_647715.html

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Anonymous No. 22142 2018-04-03 : 05:54

awww cute!

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