Friday, 13. December 2013 - 22:12
29. 10. 12. - 15:00
Stop out student Xiao Liu didn't want to to take it on the chin when she missed the night curfew for her college dorm in eastern China.
But as drunken Liu, 22, tried to climb over a 12ft metal fence she slipped - and impaled her jaw on a steel spike leaving her dangling in the air in agony.
Liu and three classmates had missed the 10.30pm curfew at Nanjing University of Technology, Jiangsu province, and were trying to avoid being carpeted by college officials by sneaking in.
"The rest of us got over without a problem but she lost her footing and the spike went right through her chin.
"Her screams woke up the whole university," explained one of her friends.
But Liu had to hang there in agony for three hours until college staff could persaude a hospital to treat her.
"The firemen wouldn't cut her down until they had somewhere to take her so she hung there like a fish on a hook," said one witness.
Now Liu is recovering after a successful op to remove the fencepost, which had missed her throat by fractions of an inch.
"She is stable and getting stronger but it could easily have ripped her windpipe out or pierced her brain," said a spokesman for the Nanjing Military Region general hospital.
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