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By Citizen Reporter

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WATCH: Garbage collector knocks woman out cold with cricket bat

It's unclear what became of the woman, or when the incident took place.


The saying goes: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. But alas in South Africa, the country of ‘short lefts’, one man’s trash resulted in a woman being knocked out, cold, it would appear.

A video widely circulating on the social media platform, WhatsApp, shows what appears to be a local garbage collector who discovers a discarded, old cricket bat.

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The worker decides to give the old bat a go and is then seen practising a few swings, rather aggressively. It’s unclear if the man is channelling T20 energy or Oscar Pistorius’s fury, who famously beat down his locked bathroom door with a signed cricket bat.

Either way, the garbage collector lost control of the bat which swivelled into the air, and landed squarely on a passerby’s head, who was instantly knocked out by the sheer momentum of the flying bat.

The woman collapses to the ground, while workers and another woman rushes to her side.

*It’s unclear what became of the woman, or when the incident took place, but the video first appeared on a Twitter account, @kakspotter.

While some social media users found the incident funny, others thought the injury was serious.

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