25 October 2016Last updated

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Dart game goes awry: Boy swallows sharp hijab pin

Mehroz, 7, lands in a Dubai hospital where the 7-inch object is removed

Sharmila Dhal
23 Jun 2016 | 01:28 pm
  • Source:Zarina Fernandes/XPRESS

DUBAI: A seven-year-old boy playing a game of darts landed in a Dubai hospital this week after a bizarre accident in which a sharp hijab pin he was using as his makeshift missile shot back into his mouth and down his throat to land in his abdomen.

Syed Mehroz Haider Zaidi, a Grade 3 student, said he was playing the dartboard game with his twin sister in their Sharjah home when the incident occurred.

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Sharmila Dhal

Sharmila Dhal

Chief Reporter