Sunday, March 31, 2013

Trainers spiked with acid leads to amputation

A Japanese woman had the tips of five toes amputated after a co-worker allegedly tried to kill her by putting hydrofluoric acid in her shoes. The attack happened last December and caused gangrene to develop on the woman’s left foot. Not realizing her trainers were poisoned by a spurned admirer she popped them on after leaving the laboratory. Later she went to the hospital after developing foot pains and the grim outcome was discovered. A similar incident was reported earlier last year and police of looking into a possible connection. Hydrofluoric acid is a highly corrosive chemical that is used to dissolve rock and refine oil. Any skin contact with the acid may cause persistent pain and bone loss.

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