Cows killed after cattle truck overturns in Sydney

Emergency workers are attempting to rescue dozens of cows trapped inside a cattle truck which crashed in Sydney‘s west.

A number of cows were killed when the cattle truck overturned on Mulgoa Road at Glenmore Park this morning and several more have since been humanely euthanised.

Paramedics and firefighters have transported the 36-year-old driver of the truck, who suffered a minor head injury, to Westmead Hospital. He is in a stable condition.

A cattle truck has crashed in Glemore Park in Sydney’s west, trapping 40 cows inside the wreckage. (9News)

The truck was carrying about 50 head of cattle, NSW Police said.

“A number of cows were located deceased at the scene, and a number were required to be humanly euthanised,” NSW Police said in a statement.

“An operation is currently underway to remove the remaining cows off the roadway.”

Fire and Rescue NSW Superintendent Adam Dewberry said freeing the remaining 40 trapped animals was likely to be a protracted operation lasting several hours.

A rescue operation is underway to free the cows trapped in the wreckage.
A rescue operation is underway to free the cows trapped in the wreckage. (9News)

“Our firefighters continue to work with other agencies to rescue approximately 40 head cattle that are trapped in the wreckage,” he said. 

“Firefighters are using various cutting equipment, whether it be hydraulic, or other power saws or slings, or winches.”

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