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A man has been run over by his own lawnmower in the town of Paternion in Carinthia.

The 73-year-old was taking the opportunity of nicer weather to mow his lawn on Tuesday but slipped on the grass and went under the lawnmower, which crushed him.

The man remained trapped under the mower, the engine of which was still running, and suffered injuries to his head, torso and legs.

He was rescued by two holidaymakers who were passing by a nearby road on their motorbikes and saw the man trapped under the mower.

They administered first aid and called a rescue helicopter. The 73-year-old was eventually transferred to hospital in Klagenfurt and is said to be in a stable condition according to the hospital.

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