A two-year-old girl luckily survived after being impaled by a buffalo's horn in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on Monday, newswire Dan Tri reported.
The accident happened at around 2 p.m. when Le Kim Ngoc was playing in the front yard of her grandmother Ho Thi Thanh's house in a rural village in Phu Loc District.
Ngoc was alone as Thanh was busy feeding pigs in the garden. A wandering buffalo gored the child's armpit with its horn and walked five meters from the yard.
When Thanh heard Ngoc crying, she ran to the yard and saw the buffalo carrying Ngoc, with blood soaking her clothes.
Thanh chased the buffalo and dashed at the animal. She pulled Ngoc off the horn and rushed her to a nearby healthcare center.
Ngoc had seven stitches for a five-centimeter-deep wound in her armpit. Doctors said the injury did not affect her bones and internal organs.
She is still in intensive care.
Thanh said Ngoc's parents Le Tan Bao and Nguyen Thi Tam left Ngoc in her care while they were away home for business.
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