A Chinese ex-soldier was shocked to discover that a live bullet had been stuck in his throat for 77 years.
Zhao Hei, a 95-year-old man from East China’s Shandong Province, fell from the balcony of his home but did not report any discomfort to his distraught family, as he had no pain.
But after some time, the elderly Chinese citizen, who fought in the Second World War, felt some pain in his throat and his family decided to take him to the hospital, where the doctors ordered an X-ray to rule out damage to the bones in his throat. can be reviewed.
However, no fracture was seen in his X-ray, but it was found that there was a foreign object in the throat. Upon further examination, an old bullet was found lodged in his throat.
The elderly Zhao He told doctors that he joined the Chinese army at the age of 18 and fought in two wars, from 1931 to 1945 against the Japanese during World War II and from 1950 to 1953 in the Korean War.
He further said that he suffered several injuries during the wars, but he did not remember any bullet hitting his neck. However, he guessed that the said bullet was probably stuck in 1944 when he was crossing a river.
He said it must have gone from the left side of his nose through his upper jaw and stuck in his throat, that much he remembers.
After a thorough examination, the doctors told his family that the pill was very close to the major blood vessels and was not causing any major problems, so it was better to leave it alone.