One-year-old boy swallows pin

MAGSINGAL, Ilocos Sur, Feb. 21–A one-year-old baby boy accidentally swallowed a cloth pin locally called imperdible or perdible while playing alone inside their house at Brgy. Caraitan, this town yesterday afternoon.

The mother said her baby was crying in pain only to find out that he had swallowed the pin that stuck in his throat.

She rushed him to the Gabriela Silang provincial hospital in Vigan City where doctors extracted the one-inch-sized pin from the boy’s throat.