Dog mauls 3-yr-old boy's face [Graphic photo]

Tran Truong Thinh suffered serious injuries to his face after being bitten by the family's pet dog.

Tran Truong Thinh suffered serious injuries to his face after being bitten by the family's pet dog.

A 3-yr-old boy was mauled by their family dog and has a series of surgeries in store for him.

Doctors at the Ho Chi Minh City Children’s Hospital performed surgery after he was brought to the hospital on Tuesday, October 5, with 19 wounds on his face, Dr Nguyen Van Dau said.

According to his parents, the attack occurred at around 7 a.m. when the boy was waiting to be taken to school.

Their pet dog suddenly pounced on him after he played with it with a flyswatter.

Doctors said the four most severe wounds were on his lower lips, cheek and ear and it took two hours to put in a total of nearly 200 stitches.

They can only hope the little boy pulls through.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

CAF Awards 2022: 4 players who have no business being nominated for CAF Player of the year

CAF Awards 2022: 4 players who have no business being nominated for CAF Player of the year

Police rescue abducted kids in underground of Ondo church; pastor arrested

Police rescue abducted kids in underground of Ondo church; pastor arrested

For men: Here're 4 ways to tell if your partner is faking orgasm

For men: Here're 4 ways to tell if your partner is faking orgasm

P-Square, Davido, Burna Boy, Wizkid, Ckay, Kizz Daniel, among Afrobeats line up for Afronation

P-Square, Davido, Burna Boy, Wizkid, Ckay, Kizz Daniel, among Afrobeats line up for Afronation

When and where to watch Super Eagles of Nigeria vs São Tomé and Príncipe

When and where to watch Super Eagles of Nigeria vs São Tomé and Príncipe

'I have never raised my hand to hit my wife' - Chacha Eke's estranged husband speaks

'I have never raised my hand to hit my wife' - Chacha Eke's estranged husband speaks

Owo massacre: Amotekun arrests suspects in connection with church attack

Owo massacre: Amotekun arrests suspects in connection with church attack

Taiwo Awoniyi set for Union Berlin return just 28 days after joining Nottingham Forest

Taiwo Awoniyi set for Union Berlin return just 28 days after joining Nottingham Forest

Ladies! These are 5 things you shouldn't say to your man during s*x

Ladies! These are 5 things you shouldn't say to your man during s*x