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Over 1,000 pigs perish in feedlot fire in Spain

Associated Press logo Associated Press 27/05/2017

MADRID — Spanish authorities say over a thousand pigs were killed in a fire that destroyed a feedlot in southeastern Spain.

Emergency services for the region of Murcia say that 1,036 pigs died late on Friday in the fire that engulfed a roofed feedlot filled with pig pens.

The incident took place in the small town of Puerto Lumbreras.

Authorities have not indicated the cause of the fire.

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