Monday 22 January 2018

Bra 'saved woman from stray bullet'

An underwired bra saved a woman's life after she was struck near the heart by a stray bullet.

Globo television network says Ivete Medeiros, a shopkeeper in the Amazonian city of Belem, was hit after she heard a commotion and emerged from a market to investigate.

A thief holding up a passer-by on the other side of the street opened fire, and a bullet struck Medeiros under her left breast.

Medeiros's husband told Globo he thought his wife had died.

But the bullet lodged in the underwire of her lace bra. Today's report showed images of Medeiros' dress, with a small hole, the bra and a squashed bullet.

Medeiros told the network: "It was a deliverance from God."

Press Association

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