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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.

"Elephant chases bus, scares passengers"









Elephant chases bus, scares passengers

Sumesh Rajan
Mumbai: June 26, 2018

Passengers travelling by a state transport bus from Mysore in Karnataka state to Kozhikode (erstwhile Calicut) in neighbouring Kerala state, India, had a scary time when their bus was chased and attacked by a mother elephant, on June 23. 

The bus with around 60 passengers was passing through the Bandipur Tiger Reserve and National Park at around 6 pm when the incident took place near Mulehole. 

The female elephant was in a herd of five to six elephants which included a calf that were crossing the road. Seeing the herd the bus driver halted at a distance. Apparently sensing danger for its calf, the mother elephant started charging at the bus. 

A video recorded by one of the passengers shows the elephant charging at the bus at speed even as the driver reverses by about 500 meters. 

Nevertheless, the mother elephant catches up and hits the bus with its trunk, cracking the windshield of the bus. ​​

The passengers inside the bus were frightened as well as amsued by the whole incident. The bemused driver started honking and the passengers began screaming which scared the elephant and it rushed back to its herd. 

Forest officials rushed to the spot, and traffic on the road was halted for over half an hour, so that the herd could disperse peacefully into the forest. 

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