Woman’s leg cut off by glass sheet

July 10th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, July 10 (IANS) A 19-year-old woman’s leg was cut off by a falling sheet of glass from a commercial building in China, a newspaper reported Sunday.

The incident took place in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang province. A one-metre-long glass sheet hit the woman behind her knee while she and a co-worker were walking near the 23-storey building, Shanghai Daily reported.

The woman was still in coma after four hours of surgery. Her co-worker escaped with minor injuries.

She was facing the permanent loss of her left leg as the blood vessels and nerves were seriously damaged and almost impossible to be reattached, a doctor said.

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