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My leg was amputated after a freak accident – then I cycled across the UK — Metro

Tuesday, 2 August, 2022

My leg was amputated after a freak accident – then I cycled across the UK — Metro

Engulfed by a wall of orange – only briefly broken by a glimpse of blue from a piece of equipment thrown from my vehicle – I sat briefly in the silence trying to fully understand what had just happened.

This was quickly replaced with the intense pain in my feet and the hoarse breath from my driver as he struggled to breathe from his injuries.

My vehicle had detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) as we extracted from the Arghandab River Valley in Southern Helmand Provence, Afghanistan.

Read more at: https://metro.co.uk/2022/07/10/i-lost-a-leg-after-a-land-mine-accident-then-i-cycled-across-the-uk-16900150/

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