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Bangladesh ‘Tree Man’ wants hands amputated to relieve pain

A Bangladeshi known as the "Tree Man" because of bark-like growths on his body said Monday he wanted his hands amputated to relieve him of unbearable pain. Abul Bajandar has had 25 operations since 2016 to remove growths from his hands and feet caused by a rare syndrome. Doctors had believed they had beaten the disease but Bajandar fled a Dhaka clinic in May last year following a relapse. The 28-year-old father of one was readmitted to hospital in January because the condition worsened, with some growths several inches long. "I cannot bear the pain anymore. I can't sleep at night. I asked...

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