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Malaysia boy mauled by monkey may be permanently disabled in left hand

Published on Jan 23, 2014 12:30 PM
 
A seven-year-old boy mauled and bitten in the hand by a monkey more than a week ago faces permanent disability in his injured limb, his father said. -- PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

MALACCA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A seven-year-old boy mauled and bitten in the hand by a monkey more than a week ago faces permanent disability in his injured limb, his father said.

Businessman Saharudin Abu Samah said the incident happened at a beach fronting a chalet at Tanjung Bidara in Alor Gajah, near here, at about 4.45pm on Jan 14.

Alif Irfan is now at the Malacca Hospital, being treated for severe bites that tore the flesh between the index finger and the thumb of his left hand.

Mr Saharudin, 52, from Ampang, Selangor, said a specialist at the hospital told him that Alif could suffer permanent disability in his left hand.

 
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