04 Apr '11, 3am

Take care when handling #crabs: Man #dies after being nipped by one

Take care when handling #crabs: Man #dies after being nipped by one

A man died last Thursday (Mar 31) after the wound on his hand was infected by a flesh-eating bacteria. STOMPer everso is a huge fan of crab dishes, and could never imagine the risk involved in preparing such a meal. According to a news report, Mr Lim Qi Mu, 71, was nipped by a crab while preparing chilli crabs for his family on the first day of the Lunar New Year (Feb 3). The retired fisherman was later rushed to hospital when his hand and arm swelled up. Doctors confirmed that Mr Lim had been infected by a flesh-eating bacteria, and recommended amputation of his arm up to his elbows. Mr Lim refused, so doctors removed the dead flesh from his fingers. He was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), and passed away on Thursday after his condition took a turn for the worse. The STOMPer has this to say about the unfortunate incident: "I was saddened to read about an elderly...

Full article: http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/stomp/sgseen/this_urban...

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