16 Nov '11, 12pm

Doctors pull 28 nails from Indonesian girl's body

MAKASSAR, Indonesia (AFP) - Doctors in eastern Indonesia have removed the last of 28 nails found embedded in a three-year-old girl's legs and back in a horrific case some residents and officials blamed on witchcraft. Doctors in Makassar on Sulawesi island had already removed more than two dozen 10cm rusty nails, broken syringe needles and aluminium rods from the girl's legs before removing a nail lodged dangerously close to the her spine on Tuesday. 'The girl is recovering from the operation and is generally in good condition. She is already playing again,' the girl's surgeon Kamaruddin said Wednesday. X-rays in September revealed the foreign objects in the girl's legs and back, prompting suspicions among local residents that they had been inserted magically.

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