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Tumble-drier traps woman's hand

A woman who was removing fluff from her tumble-drier had to be rescued by fire crews after getting her hand trapped.

Avon Fire and Rescue Service said she tried for half an hour to free herself before realising she needed help.

Firefighters called to her house in Kewstoke, Weston-super-Mare, found her hand was wedged between two fixed pieces of moulded plastic.

An analgesic gel was used to numb her hand while she was cut free using a saw and tin snippers.

She was treated by paramedics at the scene.


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