Reindeer killed in truck collision
Eight reindeer were killed on impact near Arvidsjaur this weekend when a truck plowed into the animals which were being herded across a road.
Keeping reindeer is an economic pillar of the ethnic Scandinavian Sami community in northern Sweden. Several more animals had to be put down after the accident. Mikael Jonsson from the Sami community Mausjaur said to local newspaper Pitea-tidningen, "It is deeply tragic when these things happen but mostly I'm glad that no person was hurt."