Lorry drops thirteen tonnes of fish in British town
March 29, 2005
A lorry spilt thirteen tonnes of raw fish on a road in the small British town of Shaftesbury, Dorset, earlier today.
Crates of iced fish, worth £80,000, apparently burst out the rear doors of the lorry as it climbed a hill.
The BBC reports Dorset Police as saying "It appears as the lorry started its ascent up the hill the load in the rear of the articulated container slipped backwards, probably on the wet floor, and the weight of the fish on the rear doors forced the doors open."
The clean-up was hampered by poor weather conditions as Dorset County Council struggled to use a digger and a second lorry to clear the fish.
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