A game of tug-of-war resulted in the loss of multiple fingers for two students at a Los Angeles County high school on Monday. Students at South El Monte High School were competing against each other in a lunchtime game when the rope snapped, amputating four fingers from a male student's right hand and four fingers from a female student's right hand, plus the thumb on her left hand. The students, both 18 years old, were transported to a trauma center. No update on the surgery was provided. Officials believe the amputations occurred because the rope was actually wrapped around the students' hands, instead of just being grasped in their hands. He suggested that the extra force caused the rope to snap, which then resulted in the injuries.