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Disabled passenger beats man on Florence bus

Disabled passenger beats man on Florence bus
The attack happened on a bus close to Florence's central train station. Photo:Kenneth Lu/Flickr

A Nigerian man faces paralysis after being beaten by a disabled passenger on a bus in Florence following a row over a seat.

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The row was sparked after the bus driver asked the Nigerian passenger to give up his seat in the designated disabled area for the wheelchair-bound Romanian, Firenze Today reported.

With the help of a fellow Romanian passenger, the 41-year-old disabled man then beat the Nigerian, 45, with his crutch.

The victim is reported to have suffered a fractured vertebrae, injuries which could leave him paralyzed.

The two Romanians were charged and the blood-soaked crutch recovered by police, the news website reported. 

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