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British journalist reveals he lost half a leg and a foot in bombing that killed two colleagues

British journalist revealed that he was injured in an attack by Russia and lost half of his leg and the other foot. This attack also killed two of his coworkers.

Fox News’ Benjamin Hall was working alongside Pierre Zakrzewski, a cameraman for Fox News, and Oleksandra Kuvshinova, a Ukrainian journalist when their vehicle was struck by artillery shelling fired from Russia near Kyiv.

Both Mr Zakrzewski (who had been working as a channel consultant) and Ms Kuvshinova (who had been working in the channel’s production department) both succumbed to the attack.

Apart from losing a limb in the accident, Mr Hall also lost his hearing and vision in one eye.


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Mister Hall, speaking for the first time after the attack, tweeted: “To summarize, I’ve lost half of a leg on one end and a foot the other.”

“One hand is being assembled, one eye isn’t working anymore, and my hearing is pretty bad… but overall I feel pretty damn fortunate to be here, and it is the people who brought me here who are incredible!”

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As he explained the nature and extent of his injuries, he posted a picture of himself in hospital with bandages and an eye patch.

He also gave thanks to his former colleagues.

He said, “It’s been more than three weeks since the attack on Ukraine and I wanted start sharing it all.”

“But first, I must pay tribute to Pierre and Sasha, my coworkers who couldn’t make it that day. Pierre and I traveled the world together. His joy in working was infectious. RIP.”

Mr. Hall was taken to a hospital in Ukraine, but was later allowed to leave.

Ukraine news site reported that Mr Zakrzewski died and Ms Kuvshinova was killed by artillery shelling from Russian troops in the northern-eastern region of Gorenka.

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They died just days after Brent Renaud, a US filmmaker, was shot to death in Ukraine by Russian forces.

Arkansas native, the 50-year old, was collecting material for a report on refugees when his car was struck at an Irpin checkpoint, just outside Kyiv.

Sky News’ chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay was wounded in an shooting while he was on a trip to Bucha.

Richie Mockler, the camera operator, was hit with two bullets to his body armor during the incident.


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