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Surgical scissors found in man’s remains


A GRAVE digger who was preparing a plot in Paphos unearthed a surgical scissors with the word ‘hospital’ among the remains of the occupant who was buried there 24 years ago.

Nicholas Kosis from Neo Chorio died in 1989. The grave digger was on Monday preparing the plot for the funereal of the deceased man’s wife Haroulla when he came across the scissors.

When the grave digger went to the home of the couple’s son George Kosis he also showed him the stainless steel surgical instrument.

“The grave digger told me that the scissors, with the word ‘hospital’ on it, was found in my father’s thorax area while he was digging up the grave for my mother’s funeral,” said Kosis.

“My father died in 1989 after an operation at the Nicosia general hospital to remove a lung. He died shortly after the operation as he had internal hemorrhaging and the doctors could not stop the bleeding.”

When asked if the family planned to approach the hospital about the matter, Kosis said that he didn’t think that the surgical scissors left in his father’s body was the cause of death.

“It has been 24 years and there were complications after the surgery,” he said.

Nicholas Kosis was 69 years old at the time of his death.

The funeral service for Haroulla Kosi, 86, was held in the village church. She died of old age.

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