Hundreds of baby pigs have escaped when the truck that was transporting them to Indiana from South Carolina overturned in Ohio.

The drivers apparently lost control after hitting the guardrail and crashed, resulting in the death of some 500 piggies out of 2,200.

Xenia Township Fire Chief Dean Fox told WLWT: “There’s quite a few pigs that got out and ran from the accident. They’re in the woods.

“I don’t think we’ll ever get all of them, I really, really don’t. We’ll try as hard as we can… but we probably won’t retrieve all of them.”

The highway was closed off for nearly 8 hours and local authorities, farmers and neighbours managed to recapture approximately 1,500 piglets and place them for the moment at the Greene County Fairgrounds.

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