Earthquake Survivor Sawed Off His Own Leg

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  1. 3:02pm UK, Friday October 09, 2009

    A young man hacked off his own leg using a blunt hoe and then a saw after he became trapped in rubble following the Indonesian earthquake.

    The construction worker, called Ramlan, was trapped when a concrete girder crushed his right leg up to the shin.

    Fearing aftershocks, the 18-year-old decided his only means of escape was to cut off a leg using a hoe.

    Aid officials in Britain have been told how Ramlan hacked at his leg but the instrument was too blunt to cut through to the bone.

    Other workers had fled in panic in the aftermath of the quake, which hit the island of Sumatra on September 30 but a friend returned and handed him a wooden saw.

    Story Here

    Reminds me of that Yank climber who lopped his own arm off with a pocket knife when his arm got trapped by a falling boulder. Nails.
  3. Mongo

    Mongo LE Reviewer


    Props to the mate who finished the job when Ramlan wasn't able to..
  4. Nails as f'ck!
  5. Could have been worse,could have been trapped by his todger.
  6. He'd have probably cut his throat instead.
  7. How long does it take to cut off your leg with a WOODEN saw?
  8. Not like he had any urgent appointments though, is it?
  9. If so I guess he'd need to' shake a leg' as it were.
  10. Fecking nails!
  11. I turned into a newt once.

    I got better.