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Girl gets near-dead boyfriend in mailbox

Love left him breathless and almost dead. A Chinese man decided to surprise his girlfriend by couriering himself to her and nearly suffocated to death when the delivery was delayed.

world Updated: Aug 31, 2012 00:22 IST

Love left him breathless and almost dead.

A Chinese man decided to surprise his girlfriend by couriering himself to her and nearly suffocated to death when the delivery was delayed.

Hu Seng, from Chongqing city in southwest China, made a friend tape him into a box that he had paid a courier firm to deliver to his girlfriend, Li Wang, the Daily Mail reported.

Another friend was waiting at his girlfriend's office to film the surprise when he jumped out.

However, the joke was on him when the address was mixed up and instead of 30 minutes in the sealed box, Hu was stuck in it for nearly three hours.

The box had too little air and was too thick for him to drill a hole. By the time the package arrived at his girlfriend's office, Hu had passed out and had to be revived by paramedics.

"I didn't realise it would take so long," he admitted.

"I tried to make a hole in the cardboard but it was too thick and I didn't want to spoil the surprise by shouting."

"If he'd told us what he was doing, we would not have taken the parcel," a spokesman for the courier firm said.