Austrian Times RSS FeedsLike the Austrian Times Facebook page!Follow us on Twitter!

Events for September
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 1 2 3 4 5
Add your event FREE




Pub Quiz everyTuesday at Johnny's Pub

Popular in Austria


Chinese Man Cut Off Feet With Broken Pottery Fragments

Chinese Man Cut Off Feet With Broken Pottery Fragments

A tragic Chinese man cut off his own feet because he did not have money for surgery and was in incredible pain.

The man, Liu Dunhe, 44, suffered from an ailment that cut off blood circulation to his feet, causing permanent infections and making it impossible for him to walk more than a few yards before collapsing in agony.

A resident of Yanqiao township in Dingyuan county, his parents died 20 years ago and his ailment, coupled with a speech impediment, have left him dirt poor and living on the handouts of neighbours.

According to Meng Hueng, a neighbour, his feet became "black and smelly" and the pain was driving him insane. Two months ago, unable to qualify for any state aid for surgery, he smashed teacups and used the jagged edges of the porcelain to sever his own feet.

"The pain must have been astonishing," said Hueng. "But perhaps it was less than the agony caused by the ailment. In any event he managed to chop off both his feet and I found him in a pool of blood the next morning. He was lucky that he had not bled to death."

Locals rallied around to raise money for some emergency care and he was transported to a local clinic for emergency surgery. He hopes to have prosthetic feet attached later in the year.

Struggling to speak he told local media: "If it works it will be great, but for now I am glad I have food and no more pain."

Austrian Times

Are you on Facebook? Like the Austrian Times on Facebook and win great prizes!

Cosmo and Nanu
ORF Watch

Tag cloud:
smashed  ailment  rallied  edges  money  Chinese  agony  event  feet  insane  perhaps  blood  sever  surgery  porcelain  pain  teacups  Hueng  became  emergency

Latest News


Brit Soldier Rescued After Climbing Mountain In T Shirt
A British soldier who tackled the frozen Austrian Alps wearing just shorts and a T-shirt has been rapped by officials after he had to be rescued from the snowy peak.

Mum And Daughter Struck By Lightning In Pool
A mother and her daughter were hospitalised after they were struck by lightning in a swimming pool.

Police Nab Porn Star Who Filmed In Local Church
A woman accused of making a porn movie in a local church has been caught after an informant tipped off police that he recognised her by her breasts after an appeal for information.

Young Hip Hop Dancer Gets 18 Years For Drug Smuggling
A blonde hip hop dancer and charity worker promised an international career after she was spotted by a talent scout has been jailed for 18 years in Indonesia after her work offer turned out to have been part of an elaborate drugs con.

Teen Dying Of Cancer Killed At Charity Event After Ride In Porsche Goes Wrong
The family of a sick boy who was offered a trip in a high-performance Porsche because he was dying of cancer is suing the charity after the Porsche he was travelling in crashed head-on into oncoming traffic.

Japanese Pervert Planned Natascha Kampusch Style Kidnap
A Japanese man inspired by Austrian pervert Wolfgang Priklopil kidnapped a 10-year-old girl and kept her in a purpose-built cellar where he planned to train her to become the perfect wife.

German Hiker Yodels For Help After Getting Trapped In Cattle Grid
A portly hiker dressed in traditional Lederhosen was rescued after he yodeled for help after getting stuck for three hours in a cattle grid.

Austrian Wine Grower Sets New Record For Maturing Grapes
An award-winning Austrian winegrower is believed to have set a new record after leaving harvested grapes for an incredible nine months before fermenting them to create an ultra-sweet white and red wine.

Austrian Castle Owner Shocked By Airplane Wheel In Duck Pond
An Austrian castle owner got a shock after discovering this massive aircraft wheel had landed in his duck pond.

Glock Receives Austrian Award At Birthday Party
Austrian gun maker Gaston Glock has celebrated his 85th birthday with a huge ceremony in which the charitable work of himself and his wife Kathrin was honoured with a top Austrian award, and confirmation that this year two streets and a business park are to be named after him.


Mala Vrata

The most popular stories –
last 7 days

Don't moan alone, the Ombudsman Investigates.

Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.

Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.

Austrian Zimmers