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Bryan Speers, 26, a meatworker who spent 13 hours in surgery to reattach his partially severed left hand, has regained sensation in some of his fingers.

He is recovering in Waikato Hospital after surgeons reattached his left wrist, which he cut with a bandsaw at Benneydale's Crusader Meats, near Te Kuiti, on Monday. He was recovering well and had regained sensation in his middle finger and little finger, said Waikato District Health Board spokeswoman