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Oscar Pistorius Treated in Hospital for Injuries Suffered in Prison

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    Oscar Pistorius, centre, appears in the High Court for re-sentencing proceedings, in Pretoria, South Africa, on June 13, 2016. Pistorius suffered injuries in prison on Saturday.

    Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius was treated for injuries he suffered in prison, NBC News reported. 

    Pistorius told prison staff he fell out of bed and injured himself, Singabakho Nxumalo, a spokesman for South Africa's Department of Correctional Services, told NBC News. Nxumalo would not disclose the nature of his injuries.

    Nxumalo told NBC News the former Paralymic champion was taken to the Kalafong hospital in Pretoria on Saturday and was returned to prison later in the day. 

    Reuters reported that Pistorius was treated for minor injuries to his wrist, but NBC News was not able to verify that report. 

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