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More than 200 sheep have been killed after a lorry carrying them crashed in the south of Scotland.

The animals died after the incident on the A76 between Sanquhar and Thornhill in the Dumfries and Galloway region on Monday night.

The driver received minor injuries in the crash, which happened at around 10.50pm near to Enterkinfoot, south of Mennock.

Nithsdale Police tweeted an image of the lorry, owned by Longtown-based haulier Wm Armstrong, on its side along with an appeal for the public’s help with the investigation.

“Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses following a one vehicle RTC which closed the A76 overnight,” the force said.

“The crash happened around 10:50 PM last night (Monday 25th) near to Enterkinfoot, south of Mennock. The driver received minor injuries, however over 200 sheep onboard died.”

The road, which was closed overnight, was reopened at around 5.30am, police said.

Anyone who witnessed the collision involving the Scania HGV should contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident 4406 of 25 February 2019.

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