Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Order of the Day: Tortoise knocks girl senseless

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A "shell-shocked" girl has lost her memory after being hit on the head by a pregnant tortoise, reads an article in today’s Sun newspaper.

Unsuspecting Chengcheng was struck by the 3lb creature as she walked with her aunt in Chongqing, central China.

The 12-year-old girl [pictured right], was knocked unconscious and left with a deep gash wound across her head.


The tortoise [pictured above] survived the initial fall but after laying several eggs, died from its injuries.

"Given the force of the blow," said a police spokesman, "this tortoise, which weighed 3lbs, must have been thrown from a reasonable height and we have questioned 16 flat owners, all of whom have denied responsibility."

The injured girl's father, Liu Xingbing, said: "I am furious at this irresponsible behaviour."

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