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Truck Carrying Over Three Tonnes Of 'Slime Eels' Overturns On US Highway

Truck Carrying Over Three Tonnes Of 'Slime Eels' Overturns On US Highway

According to a local affiliate, the truck driver slammed on his brakes while approaching a construction zone, and gravity took over, with one container striking a auto in the opposite lane.

One container hit a auto, causing it to smash into four other vehicles. No one was seriously injured.

The eels were reportedly on their way to be shipped to Korea for "consumption", police said.

Hagfish are eel-shaped fish, sometimes known as "slime eels".

But the sea creatures didn't garner any sympathies.

A TRUCK carrying 3.4 tonnes of eels has crashed causing a slimy situation on a USA highway. Police say people in one of the other five vehicles involved suffered minor injuries.

"HWY 101 mp 131 just got slimed", they posted on Twitter.

"Our brains couldn't process what was happening", Butler told KOIN, adding that the containers "just kept going, cascading, a domino effect over these poor cars".

"These blind, scale-less, jaw-less fish closely resemble what many scientists believe the first vertebrates looked like", the Oregon Coast Aquarium's website explains.

Highway 101 was cleared and opened for driving before 4 pm on Thursday afternoon.

Photos of Randal's slime-covered sedan quickly spread on the internet after being tweeted by Oregon State Police.

The crash caused a four-car pileup, but the clean-up was made even worse by the eels and slime covering the roads.

"It was disgusting. I will definitely never, ever eat eel".


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