As many as 20 sheep were killed when a speeding truck ran over their herd in tool post area of Qazigund on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway on Tuesday, police said.
Police said that a speeding truck under registration number JK03C 9491 coming from Jammu towards Srinagar lost control and ran over the sheep, who were being brought to Srinagr by their herdsmen.
The incident left at least 20 cattle dead, including sheep and goats. Police said that around 4 sheep were also injured in the mishap.
The accident affected the flow of traffic in the area and a crane was used to remove the sheep carcasses spread on the road.
Police however, arrested the driver and sized his truck. A case also stands registered against him.