14-year-old Emirati girl’s hand gets cut off in RAK bike accident - GulfToday

14-year-old Emirati girl’s hand gets cut off in RAK bike accident

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Adnan Okasha, Staff Reporter

A 14-year-old Emirati girl's hand was amputated and entirely separated from her body after a bicycle accident on Friday.

The girl was riding her bike near her house when the incident took place. The injured girl was allegedly taken to a hospital in another emirate on Friday evening by helicopter.

Sources affirmed the girl, SHAA who had the accident on Friday afternoon in an area of Rak, was taken to Saqr Government Hospital in Rak, where she was treated necessary medical procedures and her hand was placed in an ice-filled tanker for safety until transferring to another hospital for sewing and reattachment.

The hospital said the hand could possibly be re-implanted.  
Residents appealed to the competent authorities to impose strict safety requirements on motorbike riders and to obligate bicycle rental shops to abide by these conditions, such as wearing a visor and helmet, and special clothing, to protect them.

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