Amputated man shocked to find his former leg on a packet of cigarettes
An Albanian man living in eastern France was surprised to see his leg on the health advisory of a cigarette packet—After all, he hadn’t seen his left leg in years.
Although the cigarette case reads, “smoking blocks your arteries.” The immigrant amputee had his leg removed after being shot in Albania in 1997.
According to Le Republic lorrain, the photo has been in circulation since 2016. It was revealed to the Albanian man and his family by the daughter of the amputee.
One day the girl came home and threw a pack of cigarettes on the table. On it was the picture of a leg and waist with the unrecognizable features of her father’s.
The man is being represented by his lawyer, Antoine Fittante, who commented, “this is not a question of money. He wants the photo to be pulled. His dignity has been profoundly disrupted.”
The amputee believes the photo to have been taken during a meeting with his doctor while he still had the leg.
“We are in the midst of verifying the trajectory of this photo: who took it, who transmitted it, who verified its authenticity, who verified a declaration of consent that a person must sign for his photos to be used for sanitary purposes,” said the lawyer, articulating the process behind which photos usually make their way to print.
An 84-year-old man has been arrested after firing shots at a mosque in France. Two people have been injured.
The suspect was a former candidate of the far-right National Rally party, according to police sources.
He was arrested near his home in Saint-Martin-de-Seignanx after police found a gun, gas cylinder, and grenades in his possession. He is an 84-year-old former soldier.
The shooting occurred in the Bayonne region of France, according to the Independent.
A 74-year-old and 78-year-old were both rushed to the hospital after being gravely wounded.
This is a Breaking News article, and will be updated with more information available.
A post from a zoo in France has gotten attention following the scratching of a “stupid” person’s name into the back of a rhinoceros, according to the Zoo of Palmyre’s Facebook.
The post lambastes the “stupidity” of the two who scratched their names; one named Julien and one named Camille.
“Regarding the inscription found a few days ago on the back of one of our rhinos, the park’s management is obviously outraged by the stupidity of the inscription’s author,” the post, originally in French, said.
“Because of the layer of dust, dried sand and dead skin that covers the back of the animal, the inscription was easily erased with the help of a brush and did not cause any discomfort to the animal.”
Zoo director Pierre Caille told AFP the two taggers “probably used their nails,” but that the rhino may “not have even realized” that the duo were putting their signature on its back.
The zoo says they remain active in ensuring the safety of all animals in their exhibits. The rhino’s exhibit is large enough for the rhinos to stay far from the walls if they so desire, but oftentimes they will get close enough to the enclosure walls that attendants can pet the back of the animal.
La Palmyre is one of the most visited zoos in France.
French composer for the Brittany Symphony Orchestra Julien Gauthier is dead following a sudden encounter with a bear while gathering sounds for a music project in the Northwest Territories.
“His work was faithful to his curious spirit, humble in front of the vast power and beauty of nature. He wanted to transmit through his music, to the public, his love and respect for nature,” Orchestra director Marc Feldman said.
“Gauthier was travelling with a biologist, Camille Toscani, on an expedition in sparsely populated north-west Canada, recording new sounds for his work. The pair had planned to travel from Fort Providence to Inuvik, two towns separated by more than 1,000 miles of wilderness, in 30 days,” reports The Guardian.
Police are yet to publicly identify the victim, but friends have already began paying their respects for their beloved friend on social media.
According to chief coroner Cathy Menard, Gauthier’s body has been transferred to Edmonton to undergo autopsy and confirm the cause of death. However, wildlife officials are already counting the incident as the fourth bear-related fatality in the Northwest Territories in the last 20 years.
“Human-bear encounters in the Northwest Territories are not out of the ordinary, although fatalities are rare,” says Environment and Natural Resources spokesperson Meagan Wohlberg.
According to the CBC, two bears believed to have been involved in the attack have been killed. Necropsies conducted by the N.W.T. Coroner Service will determine whether the two bears were, in fact, involved in the death of Gauthier.