Sicilian gangsters crushed limbs for insurance payouts, say police

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Vulnerable people persuaded to have arm or leg mutilated to look like they had been in road accident

Sicilian gangsters dropped 25kg (55lb) cast-iron weights on to the limbs of drug addicts, alcoholics and other vulnerable people to obtain insurance payments for fake car accidents worth hundreds of thousands of euros, according to police, who have arrested 11 people in the case.

Among the suspects is a nurse at a hospital in the capital, Palermo, who police allege procured mild anaesthetics from her workplace to subdue the pain.

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