SA man cuts genitals in attempted suicide

A South African man attempted to commit suicide by cutting his penis.

A cut penis could be so painful

The man in Kranspoort, a town in the Makhado Local Municipality of the Limpopo province, South Africa, is currently battling for his life after sliced off his penis with a sharp knife in an apparent attempted suicide, reports the Middelburg Observer.

The 37-year-old man had reportedly climbed into his bath tub and amputated both his penis and testicles, placed the severed organs on the edge of the tub, but later became anxious, and alerted a security guard.

The security guard immediately notified the man’s mother who called a hospital. When paramedics rushed to the scene, they found deep gashes on the man’s stomach and leg, an indication that he also tried to stab himself. He didn’t respond to paramedic’s questions, but paramedics say he was fully conscious.

The paramedics had to endure the sight of the severed penis and scrotum right next to the man, while treating him.

He was then taken was taken to Groblersdal Hospital by Life24 ambulance services of Groblersdal and is reported to be in a stable condition.

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