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Woman blinded in one eye after pressure cooker whistle exploded into her skull

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The metallic whistle, around 70 millimeters in length and 20 millimeters in diameter, was stuck in such a way that it was not visible from outside (Picture: SWNS)

The metallic whistle, around 70 millimeters in length and 20 millimeters in diameter, was stuck in such a way that it was not visible from outside (Picture: SWNS)

A woman has been left blind in one eye after the whistle of a pressure cooker shot out and lodged into her skull.

Munda Birsi, 57, from Khunti district, Jharkhand, India, had been cooking dal, and had left the pressure cooker on the gas stove as she went to cut hay in her back garden on September 4.

An hour later, she rushed back into the kitchen and was pulling the cooker off the lit stove, when the steam made the whistle burst out and pierce her skull next to her eye.

Although surgeons couldnt see the bullet-sized bit of metal from the outside, a CT scan revealed it was deeply jammed near her brain.

She was rushed to the Bhagwan Mahavir Medica Super Speciality Hospital in Jharkhand, India, where doctors were able to save her life, but not her left eye.

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Munda had to undergo a complex operation led by Dr Ashish Joy Soren.

Doctors have saved a woman who was blinded in one eye when a bullet-sized pressure-cooker whistle lodged in her SKULL. See SWNS story SWOCwhistle. Munda Birsi, 57, left her pressure-cooker on the gas stove at her home in Khunti district, Jharkhand, India, when she then went outside to cut hay on September 4. Forgetting that she was cooking local cuisine dal, Munda couldn't hear the screaming whistle of the pressure-cooker, drowned out by the hay-cutter. An hour later, she rushed back into the kitchen - only for the whistle to burst full force, piercing the skull bone separating her eyes from her brain. Munda was taken to Bhagwan Mahavir Medica Super Specialty Hospital at Booty More in Ranchi - 56km north of her village - the next day. She underwent a complex operation led by Dr Ashish Joy Soren, who treated the wounded patient with antibiotics and painkillers. The metallic whistle, around 70 millimeters in length and 20 millimeters in diameter, was stuck in such a way that it was not visible from outside. Only a CT scan could show how deeply the object had jammed near her brain.

Munda Birsi, 57, left her pressure-cooker on the gas stove at her home in Khunti district, Jharkhand, India (Picture: Goal Post Media / SWNS)

Doctors have saved a woman who was blinded in one eye when a bullet-sized pressure-cooker whistle lodged in her SKULL. See SWNS story SWOCwhistle. Munda Birsi, 57, left her pressure-cooker on the gas stove at her home in Khunti district, Jharkhand, India, when she then went outside to cut hay on September 4. Forgetting that she was cooking local cuisine dal, Munda couldn't hear the screaming whistle of the pressure-cooker, drowned out by the hay-cutter. An hour later, she rushed back into the kitchen - only for the whistle to burst full force, piercing the skull bone separating her eyes from her brain. Munda was taken to Bhagwan Mahavir Medica Super Specialty Hospital at Booty More in Ranchi - 56km north of her village - the next day. She underwent a complex operation led by Dr Ashish Joy Soren, who treated the wounded patient with antibiotics and painkillers. The metallic whistle, around 70 millimeters in length and 20 millimeters in diameter, was stuck in such a way that it was not visible from outside. Only a CT scan could show how deeply the object had jammed near her brain.

Forgetting that she was cooking local cuisine dal, Munda couldnt hear the screaming whistle of the pressure-cooker, drowned out by the hay-cutter (Picture: Goal Post Media / SWNS)

Doctors have saved a woman who was blinded in one eye when a bullet-sized pressure-cooker whistle lod<a href=https://metro.co.uk/2019/09/09/woman-blinded-one-eye-pressure-cooker-whistle-exploded-skull-10710717/>Read More – Source</a></p>
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