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Man Eats Paperclips To Commit Suicide

Man Eats Paperclips To Commit Suicide

A Chinese husband is recovering after he swallowed a dozen paperclips after a furious row with his wife.

And because 26-year-old Abei Niu, who was drunk at the time, had straightened all of the paperclips before swallowing them, several had pierced the lining of his abdomen and damaged other organs causing incredible pain and almost costing him his life.

The man from the city of Guangzhou in south-east China's Guangdong province had swallowed the straightened paperclips more than two months ago after a furious row with his wife when he returned home late after drinking heavily with friends. He said that when she saw he had come home drunk there had been a furious argument and he had decided to eat the paperclips before going to bed, straightening them to make them easier to swallow.

Speaking from his bed at the Zhujiang Hospital of the Southern Medical University in Guangzhou after the operation, he said he had tried to avoid admitting what he had done, but the pain had become unbearable.

He said: "I was so angry at my wife that I wanted to kill myself to show what life would be without me – I felt she didn't appreciate me. It was stupid and I blame it on the alcohol. The next day when I woke up I didn't want to say any think and I hoped that the paperclips would come out naturally. I did pass some of the clips in the normal way but I had constant stomach pains. I didn't tell anyone what I had done but after I admitted it to my wife, she told my family and they forced me to come to hospital."

Medics said that if the man had left it any later he would have died.

Hospital spokesman Sun Lin said: "He was admitted with severe pains in the abdominal region, as well as a high fever and bloody diarrhoea. Fortunately he admitted straight away what the problem was rather than trying to hide it and doctors were able to carry out an x-ray to locate 8 paper clips that he had swallowed a few months ago. The nickel plated steel strips each measured around 8 centimetres in length."

They hospital added that the operation to remove the wire clips was a success and the man is expected to make a full recovery.

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