Meat truck goes up in flames on highway

A MEAT truck travelling towards the SA border caught fire yesterday morning creating a road-side roast. The male driver of a B-double was travelling along Sturt Highway, Victoria, about 10km from the SA border, when he noticed flames from the rear trailer about 1.30am. Mildura police Highway Patrol Sergeant Mark McDonald said the driver pulled over and managed to unhook the trailer to save the rest of the truck going up in flames. Sgt McDonald said the man was lucky not to sustain any injuries during the incident. He said SA police from Berri and SA Country Fire Service crew attended the scene. The road was reduced to one lane for several hours. Police said the blaze was not suspicious however the cause was still being investigated.
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Handbag stolenfrom hospitalPOLICE are appealing for information about a stolen handbag from a Mildura hospital. Police said a black handbag was taken from the hydrotherapy pool at Mildura Base Hospital on Ontario Avenue. They said the theft happened last Thursday between 4.40pm and 5pm. Police said opportunistic thefts were common in the region and they have had reports of stolen items from other public pools and public areas. They urged residents to keep valuables secure at all times. Anyone who saw anything suspicious should phone Mildura Police Station on 5018 5300 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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