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Tram horse died after suffering stroke

Douglas Corporation has confirmed a tram horse died yesterday (Tues) after suffering a stroke close to the stables.

Albert, who was reportedly fit and healthy and a week away from his 17th birthday, had to be taken back to the stables on a trolley.

A post mortem is being carried out on the animal today.

All the tram horses are checked regularly by a vet, who knows the animals well.

Tramways supervisor, Michael Crellin says in his 41 years of experience, this is the only case he knows of where a horse has died while pulling a tram.

The horse trams are operating again as normal today


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