13 Jun '11, 2am

Kallang slashing victims, one year on: Construction duo yet to recover fully from severe injuries

Kallang slashing victims, one year on: Construction duo yet to recover fully from severe injuries

Mr Egan Karuppaiah (left) and Mr Sandeep Singh were brutally attacked in the Kallang slashings. Mr Karuppaiah has undergone two operations on his hands. He is now partially blind and will not be able to work as a welder. Mr Singh is on his way to a full recovery. -- ST PHOTO: SAMUEL HE MORE than a year has gone by since they were brutally attacked in the Kallang slashings. But construction workers Egan Karuppaiah, 43, and Sandeep Singh, 25, have yet to recover fully from their severe injuries. For Mr Karuppaiah, just being able to shake someone's hand is a miracle to him. Both of his hands were almost completely severed when he was attacked last June and had to be re-attached. 'I cannot hold things properly or flex my fingers - it still hurts and my fingers point in different directions,' said Mr Karuppaiah through an interpreter from the Migrant Workers Centre (MWC), when...

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