Thai woman may lose five fingers after grinding machine mishap

KOTA BARU (Bernama): A Thai woman may lose five fingers on her right hand after it got stuck up to her wrist in a fish grinding machine in an incident at her house in Kampung Neting near Pengkalan Kubor, Tumpat, on Wednesday (Nov 18).

In the 3pm incident, the victim, Rasmi a/p Ehnui, 26, was said to be at home grinding fish to be turned into fish balls when her right hand was pulled into the machine.

Pengkalan Kubor Fire and Rescue Station head Raja Arisan Raja Ismail said the victim's husband reported the incident to the fire station.

He said a team of six firefighters then rushed to the victim's house and arrived at 3.09pm.

“As soon as the firefighters arrived, they found that the victim's hand was still stuck in the machine and her fingers had been ripped to shreds.

“The fire brigade then took 20 minutes to remove the screw on the machine where the victim's right hand was stuck and took her to the Neting Health Clinic for further action, ” he said when contacted.

He added that the victim was later rushed to Raja Perempuan Zainab 2 Hospital, Kota Baru for further treatment due to her severe injuries. – Bernama

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