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Sheep invade Spanish city of Huesca after shepherd falls asleep

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MADRID — Hundreds of sheep ran free through the north-eastern Spanish city of Huesca and had to be rounded up by police after a shepherd fell asleep, local police said.

Police were alerted to the presence of a flock of around 1,000 sheep making its way through the center of Huesca just after 4:00am (local time) on Tuesday by several phone calls from local residents, a local police spokesman said.

“The shepherd had fallen asleep and did not realise the sheep had escaped their pen,” he said.

Two police cars were dispatched to the scene and it took five officers and the shepherd 30-45 minutes to round up all the sheep and return them to their pen.

Local police uploaded a video on their official Facebook page of a police car with its lights on pulling up in front of the flock of runaway sheep.

Huesca, the capital of a province with the same name located just south of the Pyrenees mountain on the French border, has a population of 53,000 people.

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1 killed, 2 injured in Dhading truck mishap

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DHADING — One person was killed while two other seriously injured when a truck fell from Hugdi Khola Bridge in Rorang-10, Benighat along the Prithvi Highway on Wednesday.

The truck (Na 5 Kha 1568) en-route to Chitwan from Kathmandu fell off the bridge to Hugdi Khola (river) on Wednesday afternoon.

The deceased has been identified as 23-year-old Sher Bahadur Magar,23, of Madhya Bindu Municipality-10, according to police. Magar died on the course of treatment at a Malekhu-based hospital, informed Area Police Office, Gajuri.

Those injured in the incident are Manoj Ale 25, of Arunkhola, Nawalparasi and Megh Bahadur Gharti of Sitakganga Municipality in Arghakhanchi district have been sent to Kathmandu for further medical treatment.

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