Northern Ireland

Horse rescued from overturned horsebox

Horse trapped in its box following crash in Enniskillen Image copyright NIFRS
Image caption The horse was trapped in its box following the crash in Enniskillen

Firemen have rescued a horse from an overturned horsebox after a two-vehicle crash in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.

The animal was sedated by a vet and taken to a farm where it recovered.

The female driver of one car was also freed by the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) West, who posted dramatic pictures of the incident on social media.

She was taken to the South West Acute Hospital for treatment but has since been discharged.

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Image caption The horse box overturned on the Derrylin Road on Wednesday morning
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Image caption Fire Service crews freed the animal assisted by Omagh's Specialist Large Animal Rescue team
Image copyright NIFRS West
Image caption The horse was transported to a nearby farm where it recovered from its ordeal