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High School Students Have Fingers Severed in Game of Tug-of-War

This story is not for the faint of heart, but if you read the headline, you've probably already gathered that.

South El Monte (Calif.) seniors Edith Rodriguez and Pablo Ocegueda had their fingers severed on Monday during a game of tug-of-war, according to KTLA and the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. The game, which was being held as part of the school's spirit week festivities, turned tragic when the rope snapped.

KTLA reports that about 40 students were participating in the game at the time of the accident.

Rodriguez plays on the soccer team and is the South El Monte senior class president, while Ocegueda is a member of the Eagles' football team. Both students were transported by ambulance to a trauma center.




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