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Man impales himself on fence at Brussels’ Botanique

Credit: Belga

The Brussels fire brigade found a man who had impaled his leg on a fence around the Botanical Garden in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode on Friday around 6:00 AM.

The circumstances of the incident are unclear, but the man was impaled, and the end of the bar went all the way through his leg, according to Walter Derieuw, spokesperson for the fire brigade.

He was found on the fences around the park, on the Rue Royale, near the main entrance of the cultural centre.

“The man was under the influence and did not cooperate at all in freeing himself,” Derieuw said. “The recovery vehicle was sent to the scene to saw off the point of the bar.”

The injured man was taken to hospital with the wrought iron still in his leg, where it was removed under ideal conditions

Maïthé Chini
The Brussels Times

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