Teen chops off hand to ‘cure’ web addiction

A Chinese teenager has chopped off his hand in a desperate attempt to cure his addiction to the internet.

There are currently an estimated 24 million young “web junkies” in China and a growing number of clinics and militarystyle “boot camps” designed to rehabilitate them.

However, hoping to rid himself of the vice, one 19-year-old from the city of Nantong in Jiangsu province took drastic measures of his own. He hacked his left hand off.

“We cannot accept what has happened. It was completely out of the blue. He is a smart boy,” his unidentified mother said.

– The Telegraph

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