Grenade in the face – level 1
This happens in Colombia. A soldier activates a grenade launcher. He does this by accident.
A grenade flies outside the grenade launcher. It hits a man. It hits him in the face. It gets stuck inside. It does not explode.
The man goes to hospital. The hospital is in Bogota. He cannot fly in a helicopter. That is dangerous. The grenade can explode. He travels in an ambulance. It takes eight hours.
Doctors cannot operate on him inside the hospital. The grenade can still explode. They operate on him outside.
The operation is successful. The soldier is fine.
Difficult words: grenade launcher (a big gun which shoots things like grenades), get stuck (if something gets stuck somewhere, it gets in but cannot get out), successful (good).
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