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Three calves killed as cattle trailer disconnects from vehicle on M1

The incident occurred near Junction 6 at Balbriggan at approximately 3.10am today.

The M1 road in Dublin.
The M1 road in Dublin.
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A CATTLE TRAILER disconnected from a vehicle killing a number of calves on the M1 in Dublin in the early hours of this morning. 

The incident occurred near Junction 6 at Balbriggan at approximately 3.10am today. 

A vehicle was towing a trailer containing a number of livestock when the trailer became disconnected on the motorway. 

Three calves have died so far as a result of this incident. The driver, a man in his late teens, was uninjured in the single vehicle incident. 

An examination was carried out at the scene. The road was closed for a period but has since reopened. 

Investigations into the incident are ongoing. 

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