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Paraplegic man blows off leg with dynamite firework

TO Oakland’s Hazel Park, where a 21-year-old paraplegic is lighting fireworks for the July 4th celebrations. His routine is to light the rockets in his lap and then place them on the ground for detonation. But one lit firework has slipped. It goes off, blowing off the man’s leg below the knee and sending it like a missile 50 feet across the street.

Says an eyewitness: “There was debris everywhere, including flesh and bone.”

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Posted: 7th, July 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment