28 Aug '13, 9am

'Why is it dark?' asks Chinese boy blinded in attack

BEIJING (AFP) - A six-year-old Chinese boy who had his eyes gouged out does not know he has been blinded and asks his family why the sun has yet to rise, state media reported on Wednesday. The boy, surnamed Guo, was found covered in blood in the northern province of Shanxi after he went missing while playing outside, Chinese media reported. His eyes, gouged out by an attacker, were recovered nearby, a police officer in Fenxi county who declined to be named told AFP. The boy was being treated at an eye hospital and was not yet aware that he would be left blind for life, the Beijing Youth Daily reported. "He asks why the sky is always dark... and why dawn still hasn't come," it quoted an uncle of the boy as saying. "We could only tell him that his eyes had some injury and have to be bandaged. (We tell him that) they will be fine after the bandage is removed... It is such a d...

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