November 15, 2016 8:16 pm
Updated: November 15, 2016 8:21 pm

Peruvian man conscious as he walks into hospital with knife protruding from head

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A Peruvian taxi driver walked into a hospital in Iquitos, Peru with a knife protruding from his head.

Local media reported the man was violently attacked by another man following an argument.

Clever Campos, 28, remained conscious throughout the entire ordeal, walking into Loreto Regional Hospital, under his own power, to the surprise of doctors.

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He was found wandering around a street in a daze following the incident before neighbours helped the victim get to hospital for medical treatment.

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Following surgery in the hospital’s intensive care unit, which lasted for hours, the knife was removed from Campos’ head.

Campos remains in hospital and doctors have said his outlook remains critical.

Campos was attacked by 30-year-old Henry Saldana in the district of Punchana.

Saldana, who has now been arrested, admitted to stabbing Campos because he accused the victim of stealing his motorbike, which he uses as a taxi, a month ago, according to local media reports.

© 2016 Thomson Reuters

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