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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.

Speeding van misses man by a whisker

 Speeding van misses man by a whisker

 

Sagaya Fernando

Mumbai: 23 August 2020


 

A man walking on the road in the small town of Chavara in the South Indian state of Kerala is thankful to his lucky stars as a speeding goods vehicle missed him by just inches.

 

The whole incident, captured on the CCTV of a shop in the vicinity, has gone viral on social media.

 

The man identified as Sri Kumar, a construction worker, was walking to work on the side of National Highway 66 near Thattassery Junction in the town on August 21 morning. There were very few vehicles coming from the opposite end. After a motorcyclist, a mini-truck passes by when suddenly from Sri Kumar’s behind a goods van speeds off the road missing him by a whisker.

 

A dazed Sri Kumar turns back and runs, before stopping to look at the van which has by now sped off. The speeding vehicle had in fact skid off the road to avoid hitting Sri Kumar, and rushed off after brushing past a tree. Meanwhile the driver of a truck coming from the opposite direction also looks back to see if everything is alright with the van.

 

Sri Kumar waits for a few seconds, presumably thanking his stars, before walking back clutching his bag.

 

“The van whizzed past me by like a lightning strike, and before I could realise it, the van sped away. For a moment I didn’t know what to do. But I am grateful to God for being alive today,” said Sri Kumar.

 

“As nothing happened to the pedestrian, no police complaint was lodged with us,” said Chavara police station Assistant Inspector J Shibu.

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

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