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Mechanical Harvester Incident Severs Man’s Left Hand

Manoj Kumar was clearing leaves from a mechanical harvester when his hand was said to have been caught in the blade and was sliced off.
31 Aug 2019 17:14
Mechanical Harvester Incident Severs Man’s Left Hand
One of the mechanical harvesters that is used in farms around Fiji.

A man in his late 40s is recovering at the Labasa Hospital after his left hand was severed at the wrist.

Manoj Kumar, who lives in Sa­vulotu in Seaqaqa, was allegedly clearing leaves from a mechanical harvester when his hand was said to have been caught in the blade and was sliced off. The alleged incident happened on Wednesday.

When visited at the hospital yes­terday, Mr Kumar’s left wrist was bandaged. He confirmed the inci­dent but declined to make further comments.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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