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Truck Carrying 2,600 Piglets Flips Over on North Carolina Highway

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    First responders are working to rescue 2,600 piglets after a truck carrying the animals rolled over on a North Carolina highway, according to NBC affiliate WNCN.

    The tractor-trailer flipped onto its side and hit a guard rail Tuesday on Interstate 40 in Raleigh, seriously injuring some of the swine, WNCN reports.

    Other piglets got loose and began wandering around the site of the crash, which stalled traffic on the highway.

    Police, firefighters and animal control flocked to the scene to rescue the animals and right the overturned truck. Animal control used nets to capture loose piglets, a WNCN reporter tweeted.

    It's unclear if the driver was hurt or what caused the truck to flip onto its side. According to WNCN, the truck was traveling from Johnston County, North Carolina, to Iowa when it crashed.

    Some 2,200 piglets were involved in a similar rollover in Ohio over the summer.