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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.

Langurs lap up chapatis from man’s hand

Langurs lap up chapatis from man’s hand





Sumesh Rajan


Mumbai: October 17, 2018



Though the Gray Langurs or Hanuman Langur – an Asian species of monkeys – are primarily leaf-eaters, their interactions with human beings, mainly devotees who throng religious places located along forest areas, has marked a change in their diet. These wild animals, which are basically shy in nature, have also evolved their relationship with humans.

 

A 2.30 minutes long video shot of a person feeding chapatis to Langurs near a Sufi shrine in Gujarat, India, doing the rounds on WhatsApp, vouches this.



The middle-aged man sitting on the ground is surrounded by a large group of Langurs. He doles out Chapatis (unleavened flatbread) from a packed packet, one by one to the simians which come to him. Within a minute and a half, the first packet gets over, and one his associate hands him a second packet of chapattis, and the Langurs rush back to grab the chapatis. Now the man just extends the packet to the monkey, telling them to take as much as they want.



“Although Langurs are basically plant eaters, they are now habituated with various food substances offered by tourists. Food is the only factor which makes them want to interact with human beings very closely. They maintain a systematic social life, and their interactions with tourists are so friendly that it can be hardly differentiated from that of humans,” says biologist Prafulla Mohanty. 

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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.