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Three injured after animal blood tanker skids off road in Northern Ireland

By Gillian Halliday

Three people have been taken to hospital after a collision between a car and a tanker lorry in Co Armagh.

The incident occurred on the main Portadown to Armagh road near the Sandymount Road junction.

The air ambulance was deployed but ambulances ferried the injured people to Craigavon Hospital by road.

The tanker, believed to have been carrying animal blood, skidded off the road and down an embankment bringing down power lines as it did so.

The area around where the tanker came to rest is being treated with caution as the tank may have been punctured and possibly hazardous material leaking.

The road remains closed and is likely to do so until the lorry has been removed and any spillage dealt with.

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service received a 999 call at 07.13am this morning, following reports of a two-vehicle road traffic collision on the Portadown Road, Armagh.

Three Emergency Ambulance crews were dispatched to the incident.

Following assessment and treatment at the scene, three patients were taken to Craigavon Area Hospital by land ambulance.

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