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Man Swallowed Alive By Melting Road

by | 4th, June 2009

melting-roadIT’S road-meltingly hot in Angleside Avenue, Burnage. And 19-year-old Graham Merrington has stepped into the molten mess.

His shin, ankle and foot are eaten.

Firefighters arrive. They cut away the road surface.

Says Merrington:

I was in a bit of shock. You don’t expect to be walking down a road and disappear down a hole.”

Unless you’re an elephant, in which case it’s the No.1 concern.

“I was taken to hospital for checks after they managed to free me. I have badly injured my ankle, torn my ligaments. I’m really upset about it. I’m a keen footballer and now I won’t be able to run for the next six weeks.”

June and July are in the close season. Merrington may come to consider himself fortunate.



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