I posted a rather graphic picture of a man lying on the ground with a severed left arm last week (see it). According to a doctor at the Port Moresby General Hospital, the man was brought in with his severed arm in a bucket. He was taken to the theatre but unfortunately (for him) they could not reattach it. He kept on insisting the doctors put it back even when they informed him that there was little that could be done.

Our doctor says when the man was brought in he was delirious and when asked what happened all he kept on saying was “Mi inosent ya!” (I’m innocent!). The cut was done exactly at the join, making work for doctors easy.

The man survived his amputation.