Calves killed in slurry tank fall on Tyrone farm

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Two calves died and a third was rescued after the small animals fell into a slurry tank at a farm on Rocktown Road in Carrickmore on Tuesday morning.

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service dispatched specialist animal rescue teams just after 9am on February 7, where they “used a gas monitor, slings, a grap pole and a telehandler to remove two dead calves and one live one from the slurry tank”.

Specialist animal rescue teams and firefighters were called to the incident from Dungannon, Cookstown and Omagh stations.

Elsewhere in Tyrone, a dog has been killed in an ‘accidental’ blaze that took hold of a busy cattle shed.

The incident, which was reported to the Fire Service at 10.30am on Tuesday (February 7) morning, took place at a shed containing cattle at Tirwinny Road, Lack, Dromore.

“Sadly, a dog died in the incident,” said NIFRS in a statement. “The cause of the fire appeared accidental.”