Today in the news: Chinese boy attacked with air compressor

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Mount Shasta Herald

News to know

Two men at a Chinese auto repair shop “pranked” a 13-year-old boy by shoving an air compressor into him and releasing air, causing massive internal damage to the boy’s organs. The boy was in a coma for eight days after the assault and now is in intensive care, recovering from wounds to his stomach, intestines, liver, kidneys and more.

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