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Girl, 12, hurt by turtle

A 12-YEAR-OLD girl was rushed to hospital in Chongqing Municipality after a turtle fell on her head.

The pet turtle fell from a 17-story building at around 9:10am when the girl was walking home with her aunt after breakfast, the Chongqing Morning Post reported yesterday.

The girl initially could not remember anything, including her name or where she lived, Zhai Xuan, the girl's doctor, told the newspaper.

Her memory was slowly returning after spending time with her family. A CT scan showed that her brain was undamaged although she had a 5-centimeter by 3-centimeter gash on her forehead.

Zhai said the girl would have a permanent scar.

The girl's aunt said the girl dropped to her knees after a loud bang and she saw a turtle bouncing on the ground as her niece's head began to bleed.

The turtle, about the size of a man's palm, smashed open on impact. The building's property management company is trying to find out who owned the turtle.

Liu Xingbing, the girl's father, said he would sue every apartment owner if the turtle's owner could not be found.


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