Friday, 30 September 2016
Lawyer sues Emirates airline after being seated next to obese man whose fat spilled over into his seat
A lawyer filed a lawsuit against Emirates airline after being seated next to an obese man during a long flight from South Africa to the United Arab Emirates. Giorgio Destro of Padua, Italy, flew on Emirates airline from Cape Cod to Dubai, when he was seated next to the obese man whose fat spilled over into his seat. Destro was seated in 29K, which is a window seat. He asked flight attendants to switch his seat, but he was told that the flight was fully booked and there was no extra seats available.
For nine hours, the lawyer stood in the aisle and occasionally sat in the flight attendants’ seats. Destro wants 2,760 euros ($3,103) 760 euros ($854) as a refund for the ticket and a further 2,000 euros ($2,248) in damages.
Destro admitted that the flight the attendants were very friendly, but they couldn’t help him despite being a gold member.
A commuter train plowed into a station in New Jersey at the height of Thursday's morning rush hour, killing a woman on the platform and injuring more than 100 as it brought down part of the roof and scattered debris over the concourse. Witnesses described terrifying scenes as the front of the train smashed through the track stop at high speed and into the Hoboken terminal, toppling support columns and creating chaos at one of the busiest transit hubs in the New York City area.
A 34-year-old mother on the platform died after being struck by debris from the crash, and 108 people were injured, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said.
"We have no indication that this is anything other than a tragic accident but ... we're going to let the law enforcement professionals pursue the facts," he told a news conference in Hoboken alongside his New York counterpart, Andrew Cuomo.
Thousands of Pokémon Go players have swarmed beaches on a small coastal town in the Netherlands, prompting authorities to reach out to the game’s creators out of concern for the protected areas. Niantic Labs officials never responded, though, so the Hague is taking them to court. As wind and waves batter the beaches, the Hague is worried the unprecedented swarms of visitors to the Pokestops in Kijkduin are damaging the sand dunes. Niantic Labs will respond to those concerns at a court date, set for Oct. 11, the Guardian reports.
“We had no other choice” the authorities said in a statement.
The municipality added that the specific aim of taking Niantic to court is “to ban these small virtual animals” in protected areas, as well as from the streets between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
“Kijkduin will remain an attractive place for Pokémon hunters, but there will be less trouble for the residents and the damage to protected areas will be limited,” said the Hague in the statement.
This was the moment a vandal calmly walked into an Apple store and began smashing iPhones, iPads and laptops with a metal ball. The man, dressed in shades and wearing a backpack, was filmed as he walked from one tech stand to the next in a French shop.
He can be seen picking up iPhones , placing them on the counter then bringing a metal pétanque ball crashing down on the screen. As he wanders through the store he smashes pieces of tech as he goes while ranting in French.
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A jobless teenager who has already spent £20,000 to emulate David Beckham says he now wants to have gastric band surgery so he can be slim like the sports star. Jack Johnson, 19, from Bulwell, Nottingham, has plunged himself into thousands of pounds of debt due to his obsession with the 41-year-old father-of-four. So far, he has had Botox and tanning injections, lip fillers and teeth fillers, paid for using loans he has taken out. He said he now plans to have a gastric band to complete his transformation, as he believes his weight is currently holding him back from truly looking like his idol.
Wednesday, 28 September 2016
A baby boy has been born with a rare condition making him look like an 80-year-old in a real life scenario of Brad Pitt film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The birth of the infant stunned doctors at a hospital in the district of Magura, Bangladesh on Sunday, September 25, who said the baby has a rare condition called progeria. The syndrome causes wrinkles on the face, a very sunken body and hollow eyes reminiscent of elderly features.
"The baby does not look like a newborn at all," said a doctor who has been treating the baby.
"There are prominent signs of ageing such as excessive wrinkles and rough skin texture."
The parents of the baby are said to be jubilant with the birth of their "miracle" child. Biswajit Patro, father of the baby, who is a farmer, is ecstatic and cannot hold back his happiness.
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A blind hoarder who had always wondered what became of her son 20 years ago has discovered that he was lying dead upstairs the whole time. But because there was so much junk and bad smells in the house, she apparently had no idea. Authorities in New York say they believe the woman thought he had simply left home without saying anything, Daily Mirror reports. Now the horrific truth has been revealed at the house on Avenue N near East 22nd Street. The mother is now quite elderly and had been living with the skeletal remains of her son, possibly for as long as 20 years, the New York Post reports.
A couple were looking through their holiday pictures ,only to spot the moment they were mugged by child thieves . Reddit user, mildlyinteresting uploaded the photo with the caption: "Girlfriend in the progress of having her watch stolen."
The photo shows a woman smiling at the camera in between two young girls in traditional Thai dress in Chaingmai. He then admitted his girlfriend was "a bit drunk" and hadn't noticed it happening.
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Hong Hong was born with 15 fingers and 16 toes in Pingjiang County in Hunan province. He also has two palms on each hand and no thumbs. Doctors diagnosed Hong Hong with polydactylism, a congenital condition that happens in humans, dogs and cats, giving them extra fingers and toes. Polydactyly is a pretty common condition, affecting about one in every 1,000 live births, according to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Often, the extra digits are removed surgically. It is speculated that he may have inherited the condition from his mother, who has an extra finger on each hand.
A bizarre video has emerged online showing a man allegedly predicting a woman's future by touching her breast.The woman appeared unbothered by the intrusion but looked concerned about what the future holds in store for her. The incident occurred in China and has been shared on social media.
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Sam Allardyce has left his position as England manager by mutual consent after just one game in charge of the national team. Allardyce was filmed advising undercover journalists on how to circumvent rules against third-party ownership, according to the Daily Telegraph. Video accompanying the report shows Allardyce meeting twice with journalists posing as representatives of a Far East agency who were interested in bypassing rules from the Football Association and FIFA.
"You can still get around it. I mean, obviously, the big money's here," Allardyce said on the video, while also calling the regulations "ridiculous."
A transgender man has given birth after conceiving with his transgender wife. The couple have made history as the first transgender couple in South America to do so in the world. Fernando Machado, who used to be a woman, and Diane Rodriguez, who used to be a man, had their first child in June after Fernando gave birth. The pair are Eduador's first transgender couple to have a baby after meeting on social media more than two years ago.
Monday, 26 September 2016
Actors Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan) are going their separate ways after 11 years together and 2 children. The couple confirmed the split on Monday. In a joint statement, they said:
'Over the past few months we've come to the conclusion that the best way forward for us as a family is to separate as a couple
It is with great love, respect, and friendship in our hearts that we look forward to raising our children together and exploring this new phase of our relationship.'
'While we appreciate your curiosity and support, we ask the press to be mindful of our children and respect their right to privacy.'
Korean plastic surgery often aims to make the patient look more western. However, some South Korean surgeons are so skilled, it’s causing their patients problems. The problem occurs when these surgery tourists try returning home. It seems that some of the transformations are so extreme, the patients no longer resemble their passport pictures. It is reported that this problem is so common, some South Korean hospitals have started providing ‘plastic surgery certificates’ so patients can prove they are who they say they are.
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A Sunderland couple who met whilst playing dwarfs in a Snow White panto have married in a fairy-tale wedding, with their miracle son as page boy/ring-bearer. Laura Whitfield, who is just 4ft 2, proposed to 3ft 11 Nathan Phillips a month before the birth of their son - the only 'double dwarf' in Britain. Nathan Junior was born with two different forms of dwarfism, anachondaplasia like his mum and pseudochondaplasia like his dad, and was not expected to survive more than a few hours. However two-and-a-half years later, the healthy toddler acted as a ring bearer at his parent's wedding.
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A total of 170 bodies have been pulled from the waters, days after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in the Mediterranean while attempting to head to Europe (You can read the story here). An Egyptian Health Ministry official says the death toll is expected to rise as many bodies are believed to be trapped inside the boat's refrigerator.
The boat is believed to be at a depth of 15 metres, about 18km from Egyptian shores.
Governor Mohammed Sultan of Beheira province told The Associated Press that a vessel is being sent by British Petroleum with specialised equipment to help lift the 80-tonne boat.
Reclusive, gentle and quick to roll up into a ball, pangolins keep a low profile. But they are also the world's most heavily trafficked mammal, and experts at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) conference this week are ringing alarm bells over their survival. Demand for pangolin meat and body parts has fuelled a bloodbath, and driven the scale-covered, ant-eating mammal towards extinction. More than a million pangolins are believed to have been poached from the wild in the past decade. Most are used to supply demand in China and Vietnam, where they are highly regarded as a delicacy and an ingredient in traditional medicine.
A Russian teenager spent ten terrifying minutes desperately trying to climb back onto the roof of a high-rise building before falling to his death. He was filmed clinging to the edge by his fingertips before his strength failed and he fell nine floors. It is unclear what the teenager was doing messing around on the roof, with some people saying he was planning to take a selfie hanging over the edge, and others suggesting he wanted to commit suicide but then changed his mind.
Medics who turned up at the location in the town of Novy Urengoy in north central Russia’s Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug said the 19-year-old had been killed instantly. Friends of the teenager said: “He argued with his girlfriend before climbing onto the roof.
“I reckon maybe he just wanted to scare her and I certainly don’t think he wanted to commit suicide. But by the time he slipped, it was too late.”
Sunday, 25 September 2016
Pole dancing is one of those activities that targets your entire body but also happens to be good for the mind and soul. And as it becomes more mainstream, we take a look at the benefits pole dancing can have as a fitness regime and sport.
1. Core workout
“Pole is a fantastic core work out. You won't ever have to do sit ups or crunches again, and with time, that six pack will be yours. As someone who did weights at gym religiously four to five times a week before I started pole I can confidently say that no amount of gym gave me the same toned body that pole does”, says Joanna Pawelczyk.
At first glance, most people won't consider pole dancing to get their heart rates up, but this is where they're wrong because “cardiovascular activity is a key element to pole dancing routines. It can be quite an exhausting workout as you're doing lots of hectic strength moves in a row for three to four minutes. It's amazing for your body.
Man stabs 16-year-old stepdaughter for ending sexual relationship that lasted for 9 years
A man was arrested on a charge of attempted murder after stabbing his teenage stepdaughter for ending a sexual relationship that lasted for many years, according to police in the United Kingdom. Now, 43-year-old Tony Comerford of Birmingham, has been sentenced to serve 30 years in prison after being convicted of rape and attempted murder.
When police responded to a Detroit-area home on Wednesday morning, they found a horrific scene. Four young people ranging from ages 4 to 19 were dead, police confirmed. The two older victims identified as Kara Allen and Chadney Allen had been shot execution style. Kaleigh and Koi Green, ages 4 and 5, had been asphyxiated in a car using exhaust from a hose hooked up to the tailpipe and routed into the car. Then, police say, the girls' bodies had been moved into their beds. Also at the scene, a woman had been shot and stabbed; she was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. She was later upgraded to stable condition.
It has been reported that the man pictured above had his hands chopped off at Aka Itiam/Ibiam Street in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria while allegedly trying to steal a flat screen TV from a football viewing centre.
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A University of Iowa graduate student was on her way to a family gathering last weekend when her brother accidentally shot and killed her while demonstrating how to clean a handgun. The Sac County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Wednesday that 24-year-old Megan Quinn Sloss, of Guthrie Center, was driving Sunday with her 26-year-old brother, Spencer Lee Sloss, when she was shot. Investigators say Megan was in the driver’s seat and her brother was in the front passenger seat at the time of the incident, which took place at around 11.40am Sunday near Lake View, Iowa. The Sloss siblings were on their way to a family event in Ida County, and later they were planning to do some target shooting.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has said that students who destroy property during protests against a rise in tuition fees will go to court. The destruction of property is a criminal offence. We have directed the police to ensure that all such cases reach the courts and that those responsible answer for their actions. "
He appealed to people to work together "to find solutions to the challenge of student funding and access".
South Africa has been hit by a week of protests following a government announcement that universities could raise tuition fees by a maximum of 8%.
The disputed leader of Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram has released a video message denying a claim by the military that he was killed or badly wounded in air strike last month. Abubakar Shekau appeared healthy in the video in which he spoke in Arabic, Hausa and the Kanuri language. It is not clear when it was recorded. Earlier this month, the Islamic State (IS) group - to which Boko Haram has pledged allegiance - announced that Shekau was being replaced as leader.
IS said he had been replaced by the lesser-known Abu Musab Albarnawi, but Shekau said he was still in charge. "Oh tyrants, I'm in a happy state, in good health and in safety," Shekau said in the 40-minute video posted to YouTube. In August the Nigerian army said that Shekau had been seriously wounded in the shoulder in an air raid in which several commanders were killed.
The military has yet to comment on the latest video. A military campaign launched in 2014 has seen Nigerian troops reclaim large tracts of territory in the northeast of the country from the Islamist group.
Disturbing photos show the horrific injuries suffered by a young mum “almost beaten to death” after refusing to have sex with her “monster” boyfriend. Steph Louise suffered severe bruising, three cracked teeth, and a broken jaw after thug Wayne Hoban strangled her and repeatedly thumped her in the face. The mum of one, from Leeds shared photos of her with cracked teeth and a bloodied face as she recovered in hospital. Ms Louise was knocked unconscious by the blows and smacked “40/50 times”.
She shared images of her injuries after Hoban was sentenced to 16 months in jail for the attack. He was charged with grievous bodily harm but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of unlawful wounding at Leeds crown court.
Steph said: “I want to warn other women out there of what this monster is.”
A 22-year-old man yesterday confessed to the Accra Central District Magistrate Court, Ghana to killing a seven-year-old girl at Ashaiman, near Tema, after which he had sex with the corpse. Lucas Agboyie, alias “Sympathy”, told the court that he strangled his victim after she had refused his advances and even begged him not to have sex with her. According to him, on the day of the incident, he had smoked marijuana, right after which he saw the girl passing by his house. He said
“It was a Sunday morning and after taking ‘ganja’, I saw the girl passing. I called her and sent her to go and bring me my towel that had been hung behind my house. On her return, I told her that I wanted to sleep with her but she refused.
Friday, 23 September 2016
Turkish top-flight club Antalyaspor on Wednesday said it has dropped their star striker, Samuel Eto’o from their squad following a bitter row over his comments on social media. The Former Cameroon captain posted on his Instagram handle saying; “Perhaps some people do not feel respect for me because I am black” on his Instagram account.
“But I am not going to come down from the level I have reached. I have been in this game for 18 years,” he added, posting a screenshot from Wikipedia of all the cups he has won.
Eto’o did not specify to whom he was targeting his criticism but later posted another message insisting his message was not directed to the chairman of the club Ali Safak Ozturk.
Japanese teacher who installed hidden video camera in girls changing room claims he did it for their safety
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A teacher was arrested on a charge of trespassing after being accused of installing a hidden video camera in a girls changing room, according to police in Japan. Saitama police said that they have arrested 52-year-old Nobuyuki Hataya, after admitting to installing the video camera in the changing room. In court, Hataya pleaded not guilty to one count of trespassing, claiming that he did it for the girls’ safety.
According to the police investigation, Hataya entered the changing room, which is used by female students to change into swimsuits, and installed a cardboard box with a hole and containing a smartphone. The phone was discovered by a female teacher. Hataya later confessed to owning the device. He then used a hammer to break the smartphone.
At least 55 people have drowned after a migrant boat capsized off the Egyptian coast, officials say. The boat was carrying about 600 passengers, of whom about 150 have been rescued, state media reported. It capsized off the coast of Kafr al-Sheikh. Wednesday's incident comes after the head of the EU's border agency warned that increasing numbers of Europe-bound migrants are using Egypt as a departure point. The boat was transporting Egyptian, Syrian, Sudanese, Eritrean and Somali migrants, security officials told Reuters. Health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said the number of bodies recovered had reached 42 after local officials earlier told Reuters that the bodies of 20 men, 10 women and one child had been retrieved. Sudanese and "other African nationalities" are among the dead, AFP news agency reports.
Thursday, 22 September 2016
Computer hackers swiped personal information from at least 500m Yahoo accounts in 2014, the US tech company has announced, in what is believed to be the biggest ever digital break-in at an email provider. The massive security breakdown disclosed on Thursday was blamed by Yahoo on a "state-sponsored actor" - parlance for a hacker working on behalf of a foreign government. The California-based company did not explain what took so long to uncover the breach, and declined to explain how it reached its conclusions about the hacker. It said, however, it was working with the FBI and other law enforcement as part of its ongoing investigation.
A couple who missed their flight squatted on the runway with their luggage in a bid to prevent their plane from taking off. The husband and wife were booked on a Air China flight from Beijing, China, to the eastern port city of Shanghai at 9.30am on Saturday. According to China Daily, they arrived at the boarding gate after it had already closed, leaving them stranded at Beijing Capital International Airport.Desperate to make their flight, the wife allegedly dragged her husband through the gate, 'knocking down' several employees in the process.
A man who was caught on camera throwing his three-year-old stepdaughter into a swimming pool before leaving her to drown has been jailed for 100 years. Harrowing CCTV footage shows the killer, identified only as Jose David N., repeatedly tossing the child into the water. The little girl - who could not swim - is seen struggling to stay afloat as her stepfather stands by and watches. Other bathers as shown hastily exiting the pool , leaving the man to condemn the tot to a horrific death. The shocking surveillance footage was filmed in the city of Morelia, in the south-western Mexican state of Michoacan on August 12, 2015.
Wednesday, 21 September 2016
Obesity is definitely one of the biggest problems of modern society. Namely, the WHO stated that in 2014 there were more than 1, 9 billion adults with excessive weight, or 40% of the world adult population. And, even worse, 41 million children under the age of 5 were obese in 2014. When it comes to obesity, it’s crucial to note that not all obesity is the same; therefore, the different types of obesity cannot be treated in the same way. Hence, a study by the University of Sheffield and the Harvard School of Public Health concluded that there are 6 types of obesity.
These are: young, healthy women, heavy-drinking men, anxious and unhappy middle-aged men and women, affluent and healthy elder people, physically sick, but happy elders, and poorest people.
Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will stand trial on corruption charges, a crusading federal judge ruled on Tuesday. Judge Sergio Moro said that Lula, who served as president from 2003-2011 and has been an iconic and powerful political force in Brazil for two decades, will be prosecuted for allegedly accepting 3.7 million reais ($1.11 million) in bribes connected to a probe at state-run oil company Petrobras . Last month, Lula's hand-chosen successor, Brazil's first female president, Dilma Rousseff was found guilty by the Senate for breaking budget rules and dismissed from the presidency.
Tuesday, 20 September 2016
At least 12 people have died and dozens are missing in Thailand after a boat carrying 150 Thai Muslims capsized in the ancient tourist city of Ayutthaya, officials said on Sunday. The accident took place on the Chao Phraya river in Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage site located some 80 kms (43 miles) north of the Thai capital Bangkok. At least 37 were injured and many are still missing as rescue workers continue to search for survivors into the night. The dead include seven women, four men and one boy, Rewat Prasong, deputy governor of Ayutthaya province, told Reuters. The passengers were on their way back from a religious activity when the double-decker boat hit the bank of the river before sinking, district chief Suchon Phaitirat told Reuters.
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The Brangelina fairy tale has come to an end as one of Hollywood's highest profile marriages ends. Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from husband Brad Pitt, citing irreconcilable differences. According to the court documents, the pair separated on September 15, two years and one month after they married in August 2014. Jolie is seeking physical custody of their six children and asking the court to grant Pitt visitation. She is also asking to keep "miscellaneous jewelry and other personal effects" as well as any earnings from after the date of their separation and other separate assets to be determined later.
A handbag made from a dead cat has been listed on auction website TradeMe with a starting price of $1500. Member AlienTech, who has listed the item crafted by professional taxidermist ,Clare Hobbs said:
A very stylish handbag ...for the girl that has everything. A one off purse that will grab attention where ever you go. This handbag will last for years and years as long as it is looked after.The purse strap is easily changed to suit your taste...."This is not for the faint-hearted.......No animals were killed or hurt to create this piece
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The Lagos State Government, Nigeria has revealed plans to shutdown 10,444 unregistered private schools in the state. The Deputy Governor of the state, Dr. Oluranti Adebule,made the disclosure at the 3rd quarterly stakeholders’ forum of private schools owners held at the Secretariat, Alausa in Ikeja, Lagos, on Monday.
“Government is not comfortable with our discovery that over 15,000 private schools are operating in the State and only just 4,556 are approved and registered; Let me state it clearly, henceforth, Lagos State Government will no longer allow private schools that are not duly registered by the Lagos State Ministry of Education to operate in the State, their operation becomes illegal henceforth in the State.”
Monday, 19 September 2016
An Italian tourist was trampled to death by an elephant while photographing it at the Tsavo National Park. The 66-year-old man identified by police as Fernando Mocclola and his wife were booked at the Swara camp within Kulalu ranch where the incident occurred, according to police. He left his wife in the tent to click away images of the jumbo at a watering point near Sabaki River when he was attacked. Malindi Police chief Muchangi Mutava said the elephant must have charged at the tourist when he provoked it by moving closer to take photographs.
A newly-wed couple in Northeast China gave each other snakes at a wedding ceremony.
Wu Jianfeng, the groom, married Jiang Xue Friday in Jinlin city of Jilin province. At the wedding ceremony, the bride Jiang gave a 15-kg female Burmese python to the groom, who in turn gave the bride a 30-kg male Burmese pytho,the China Daily reports. The Burmese python is one of the five largest species of snakes in the world. It is reported that the couple are animal rights activists and bred many rare species at home, including spiders, lizards, pythons and birds. They came to rescue wounded animals many times.
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Turkish authorities have dismissed almost 28,000 teachers and suspended about 9,500 others over alleged links to "terrorism" as part of a crackdown following the failed military coup in July.vSpeaking after a cabinet meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli said the teachers had been expelled from the profession and investigations of suspended teachers were continuing.
"As part of our fight against terrorism, necessary measures have been carried out on teachers along with other civil servants assessed to be linked with terrorist organisations," Canikli said.
A baby boy has inherited the rare Werewolf Family gene caused by a one in a billion condition known as hypertrichosis universalis. Mum Manisha Sambhaji Raut, 22, from Pune, central India, is heartbroken her son has inherited the same genetic condition as her and her two sisters Savita, 30, and Savitri, 19.She said:
“I always felt disgusted when I saw myself in the mirror and now wonder how my child will cope with the same trauma. My sisters and I were always teased and often nicknamed ghost, bear and monkey. To know my son will also go through the pain and suffering I went through breaks my heart. But he is my baby and I will love him unconditionally the way my mother took care of me, no matter how he looks.My only wish is that my child will grow up like a normal child. We were locked away because people couldn’t cope with the way we looked. I only hope people will be different and kinder towards my son.”
A prisoner was charged with assault after allegedly cutting off the manhood of an inmate because he refused to have sex with him, according to police in Ghana. Ankaful police said that they were called to the Maximum Security Prison on Monday, after the inmate’s manhood was cut off with a razor blade. According to the police investigation, the suspect has been harassing the victim, asking him for sex for the past several weeks. The two were summoned to appear before prison officials to resolve their sexual issues. On Monday around 9:30 a.m., the suspect left Cell 12 and went in Cell One. He asked the victim for sex, and when he refused, a dispute broke out. The suspect then pulled out a razor blade and slashed the victim’s manhood. The victim was rushed to the Interbeton Hospital in Cape Coast, where he will undergo surgery to reattach his manhood.