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Lucky Swedish pigs live to see 2011

TT/The Local · 31 Dec 2010, 13:29

Published: 31 Dec 2010 13:29 GMT+01:00

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The alarm was raised early on the morning of New Year's Eve in the village of Onslunda in Skåne, southern Sweden, as the roof of a pigsty collapsed under the weight of the snow. Incredibly, all of the pigs survived almost unhurt

"One of the pigs was limping and another had lacerations. But all the others were completely unhurt" Claes Jeppson, from the emergency services told reporters.

The pigs' lucky escape may be due to the fact that most of the roof collapsed over their feeding station in the centre of the pigsty. The pigs have been evacuated to a neighbouring farm.

As temperatures have got slightly warmer in southern Sweden, snow on roofs has become heavier. There have been many incidents of roof collapse or the threat of collapsed roofs throughout late December.

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Other buildings have had problems with the excessive ice including Malmö Art Gallery (Konsthallen) and Malmö Opera, both of which had to be partially closed due to leaks caused by frozen pipes.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

16:34 December 31, 2010 by roaringchicken92
I thought this headline was translated from al-Jazeera. Nice to see it was an innocuous feel-good story.
16:49 December 31, 2010 by caradoc

16:51 December 31, 2010 by Tennessee Thunder
Damn,,there go the pork chops...
17:05 December 31, 2010 by caradoc
lucky swine!
19:11 December 31, 2010 by MarkinBoston
"As temperatures have got slightly warmer in southern Sweden, snow on roofs has become heavier"

Really? Is liquid water heavier than frozen water?
19:38 December 31, 2010 by Swedesmith
Ha! Good one, roaringchicken!
20:12 December 31, 2010 by stillwatersrd

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahaha! NIce one! Thank you!
01:42 January 1, 2011 by Gabin
good news for freedom...

bad news for the ennemies of the pigs...

Long life Sweden for ever
07:31 January 1, 2011 by wenddiver
@roaring chicken- DAMNED FUNNY.

@pIGS- F R E E D O M!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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