Machete-slashed clerk has arm reattached

The China Post
Date: February 7, 2017
By: The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The arm of a convenience store clerk, which was nearly severed in a

A convenience store in Xinzhuang District, New Taipei, is cordoned off for investigation after a grisly armed robbery that occurred Sunday. (CNA)

grisly robbery in New Taipei, was successfully sutured back on Monday after 13 hours of intensive microsurgical operation, according to Central News Agency (CNA).

The clerk, a 17-year-old surnamed Ding, was severely injured Sunday night when the suspect attacked him with a machete inside in a convenience store in Xinzhuang District.

Ding, who had a major chest wound and an arm that was nearly completed severed, was rushed to the Far Eastern Memorial Hospital in New Taipei’s Banciao District.

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