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6-year-old girl gets her tongue stuck in plastic cup

By Mason White 6:23 PM October 27, 2014

By: Feng Qian
A young girl who played with a plastic cup, got her tongue stuck in it, rescue workers in China said.

The Qingdao Fire Department said that the 6-year-old girl had to be rescued by firefighters after her tongue became stuck in the plastic cup.

The incident began when the child was drinking soda from a plastic cup with a plastic lid. The child managed to push her tongue through the small opening, where it became stuck.

After an hour, her tongue began to swell.

The girl was taken to a nearby hospital, but doctors were unable to cut the plastic cover away from the enlarged tongue, so they called the local fire department.

After 20 minutes, firefighters were able to remove the cover.