A man managed to dodge death after his Incredible Hulk mobile phone case luckily blocked a bullet which was fired at him.

The unnamed victim was admitted to the University Hospital in the city of Petrolina in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco after shots were fired at him on October 7.

Police rushed to the scene but the suspects reportedly fled before officers had arrived, and the victim was taken to hospital by paramedics.

Doctors initially feared the worse for the victim — until they realised that the bullet avoided penetration of the skin.

It was reported that the bullet had only grazed the victim's hip before being blocked by his Marvel-themed phone case, which ended up saving his life.

Dr Pedro Carvalho said that the man was shaken but had miraculously only felt pain on his hip after receiving a small bruise, reports Lad Bible.

It was reported that the man was shot during an attempted robbery in a rural area of the municipality of Petrolina.

The suspects are yet to have been unidentified and it is unclear as to whether the police will continue to investigate the case going forward.

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Dr Carvalho posted photos of the smashed up phone on Twitter which was soon shared far and wide and gathered more than 6000 likes.

Nearly 200,000 new guns were registered in Brazil in 2020 after easing of restrictions, nearly double the number in the previous year, data from the Brazilian Yearbook of Public Security showed.

Currently, there are almost 1.3 million guns registered with Brazil's federal police, over double the amount in 2017, the report stated.

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