13 Feb 2012

Tourist's hand cut off during attack in Fiji

2:17 pm on 13 February 2012

A Chinese tourist had his hand cut-off during an attack on Beqa island in the south of Fiji last Sunday.

It is believed that the man and his wife were disturbed in their hotel room during an attempted robbery, and the victim's hand was severed during an ensuing scuffle.

An official at the Chinese Embassy in Suva says a man has been arrested over the attack and is before the courts.

He says the victim was sent to Australia for further hospital treatment but says his hand could not be reattached.