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This footage shows a man who reportedly picked up his own severed arm sitting next to the dismembered limb as he calmly waits for help to arrive after it was ripped off in a car crash.
Huang Songliang, 37, was on his way home from work when the accident happened on the streets of Lengshui Town in Ningyuan County, which is in Central China’s Hunan Province.
According to reports, Huang’s left forearm from the elbow downwards was struck by the passing vehicle, which tore it from its joint and sent it flying several dozen feet onto the road ahead.
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Despite the serious injury, the Huang walked onto the street and collected his severed limb before returning to the roadside to wait for help following the crash on 11th August.
Video circulated online shows the villager sitting calmly on the asphalt with only half a left arm, the rest of which is lying in a pool of blood on the ground right next to him.
A statement released by Huang’s elderly father said the villager was taken to a local hospital by turned away due to the severity of the injury.
He was transferred to the larger Chenzhou First People’s Hospital for emergency treatment and remains in intensive care.
Huang’s father said his left forearm was successfully reattached, but the family’s sole breadwinner will no not regain practical use of his limb.
The statement said: “He’s already had surgery to reattach his left arm, but it was done for aesthetic reasons. He won’t be able to use it.”
The father is now begging for donations through the hospital, which he says has laid a bill of 100,000 RMB (11,730 GBP) at their feet.
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