2 lose fingers in S. El Monte high school tug-of-war

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SOUTH EL MONTE, Calif. (AP) – Fire officials say a boy and a girl had fingers torn off during a game of tug-of-war at a Los Angeles County high school during homecoming week celebrations.

County Fire Capt. Miguel Garcia tells the San Gabriel Valley Tribune  the students from South El Monte High School were taken after Monday’s accident to a nearby hospital, where doctors will try to reattach the digits.

Authorities didn’t say how many fingers were lost or provide more details on how the game resulted in the injuries.

School district official Edward Zuniga declined to identify the students, but the Tribune reports the girl is a senior on the soccer team and the boy is a football player.

Zuniga says the students were participating in a lunchtime activity celebrating homecoming.

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