old South African woman escapes death after bullet missed her and lodged in her bible

82-year-old South African woman escapes death after bullet missed her and lodged in her bible
An elderly woman escaped death during a farm attack after a bullet missed her and got lodged in her Bible.

The attack reportedly took place on Saturday night outside Mahikeng in South Africa. Bettie Nel, 82, was woken by noises and encountered two attackers in the passage of the house. After throwing a doorstop at them, a shot was fired and the suspects fled. The bullet missed Nel and hit the Bible on the side table next to her bed.

82-year-old South African woman escapes death after bullet missed her and lodged in her bibleNel’s daughter, Noeline Ferreira, 61, and Ferreira’s boyfriend, Thys Pienaar, 63, sustained head injuries after reportedly being attacked in bed with the handle of a pickaxe and a flashlight.

The six suspects reportedly stole a firearm and cellphones. So far, no one has been arrested.

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