Train severs man’s feet

2010-10-08 09:59

A 21-year-old man lost both feet when he fell under a train in Bellville, Western Cape, this morning.

ER24 spokesperson Andre Visser said the man told paramedics he did not know how he managed to fall from the train, but just remembered that it was quite full.

“He sustained significant injuries to his lower extremities as the train amputated both his feet at the ankles,” said Visser.

Paramedics helped prevent further blood loss and stabilised him before rushing him to Tygerberg Hospital.

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