Man involved in Lokeren brawl has his hand reimplanted

Man involved in Lokeren brawl has his hand reimplanted
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Surgeons have managed to reimplant the hand of a man who had had it severed during a fight on Friday in Lokeren, the East Flanders prosecutor’s office said on Monday.

The incident occurred when a garage owner was attacked by about 20 people on Friday night in Lokeren.

Shots were fired in the air and a man had his hand taken off with an iron bar. Two people who attacked the mechanic and his brother were placed under arrest.

The individual who lost his hand was conditionally released from custody. He underwent a long operation, which was a success, the prosecutor’s office said.


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