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Doctors save man pierced in a freak accident by 5-feet long rod through the neck

    Sagaya Fernando Mumbai: 6 November 22   A team of doctors at Apollo Multispecialty hospital in Triuchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India, saved the life of a 33-years-old man whose neck was pierced through by a feet long iron rod.   Karthikeyan, a resident of Ariyamangalam in the city, was watering the concrete slabs on the first floor of his under-construction house when he accidentally slipped and fell 15 to 20 feet down, on October 15. As he fell, a 5 feet long iron rod with serrated edges pierced through his neck and came out from the back.   “Within fifteen minutes of the mishap, his relatives rushed him to our hospital which is in close vicinity,” informed Apollo Multispecialty Hospital, Triuchirappalli, Consultant General, Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon Dr Mohamed Mansoor, who led the operating team.   “On evaluation in emergency, it was seen that he had a 5 feet long iron rod penetrating into the anterior aspect of neck and exiting the posterior aspect of neck.

Young elephant stuck in a swampy pit rescued in India

Young elephant stuck in a swampy pit rescued in India






Story by Sagaya Fernando


Mumbai: March 12, 2018 

A young male elephant that had come out of the forest apparently in search of food and water in the wee hours of March 11, got stuck in a swampy pit at Madhihalli village in Alur circle of Hassan District in the South Indian state of Karnataka.

Hearing the wailing trumpets of the baby tusker, the villagers rushed to the spot and found the anxious elephant trying to come out of the pit but due to the swampy condition getting stuck further. The villagers informed the Hassan District forest officials, who brought a JCB earthmover along.

“The 10 to 12 years old male elephant was rescued by digging a path from the swampy pit. The rescue operation lasted about two hours. After coming out of the pit safely, the baby elephant ran away into the nearby forest,” said Hassan Division Assistant Conservator of Forests K Harish.

“Every living creature needs water and food to sustain life. With summer setting in and the temperature rising, wild animals stray out of forests into human habitations in search of food or water. This poor little tusker which entered this village had to struggle for its life. Luckily for it, the forest officials rescued it in time,” said wildlife activist Bhagya Lakshmi.

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    Sagaya Fernando Mumbai: 6 November 22   A team of doctors at Apollo Multispecialty hospital in Triuchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India, saved the life of a 33-years-old man whose neck was pierced through by a feet long iron rod.   Karthikeyan, a resident of Ariyamangalam in the city, was watering the concrete slabs on the first floor of his under-construction house when he accidentally slipped and fell 15 to 20 feet down, on October 15. As he fell, a 5 feet long iron rod with serrated edges pierced through his neck and came out from the back.   “Within fifteen minutes of the mishap, his relatives rushed him to our hospital which is in close vicinity,” informed Apollo Multispecialty Hospital, Triuchirappalli, Consultant General, Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon Dr Mohamed Mansoor, who led the operating team.   “On evaluation in emergency, it was seen that he had a 5 feet long iron rod penetrating into the anterior aspect of neck and exiting the posterior aspect of neck.