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Schoolboy loses legs in explosion

A 16 year old Pretoria boy lost both his legs after a home experiment went horribly wrong. Waldo van der Westhuizen, of Menlo Park High School in Pretoria, South Africa, had been mixing chemicals in his room when there was a reaction, followed by an explosion. Doctors amputated both his legs just below the knees.

The incident had happened just after 4 pm. The boy and his brother had been alone at home. “He was in …

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