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Woman’s arms re-attached after train accident by surgeons

In an operation, surgeons successfully operated upon a woman’s arms after they were severed in a train accident.

The surgery was a first for France since they worked on both limbs at the same time. The doctors reattached the woman’s arms soon after the accident in a four-hour-long process.

Conducted by a double team at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Grenoble Alpes hospital in southeast France, the surgery commenced early in the evening of August 14 1 hour and 50 minutes after the 30-year-old’s arms were severed in the accident at Chambery station, 60 km (35 miles) away.

“The speed with which the emergency services acted and the skills of the medical team allowed both arms to be re-attached and gives the patient the best possible chance of recovery because too much delay can cause irreversible damage,” the hospital said in a statement on its website.

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