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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.

Forest officials rescue woman and her infant from raging waterfall

 Forest officials rescue woman and her infant from raging waterfall




Sumesh Rajan

Mumbai: 28 October 20211

 

In a heroic rescue operation, without giving a thought to their own safety or life, forest department staff in the state of Tamil Nadu rescued a woman and her infant from a waterfall whose water level suddenly increased due to inclement weather.

 

The incident took place at Aanaivari Muttal waterfalls, a popular tourist spot in Atur Taluka of Salem district in Tamil Nadu on October 25.

 

The whole nail-biting rescue operation was captured on video by a bystander.

 

The video shows a woman clutching her baby, balancing on a rocky mountain ledge on one side and the raging and surging waterfall on the other side, making it impossible for her to climb up.

 

The nearby forest department staff who had been alerted to her plight rushed to her aid, and descended the hill to rescue the precariously clutching mother and infant duo. While a couple of officials grab hold of the baby and take the child to safety, another duo rescues the mother, even as onlookers on the other side of the falls scream and warn the men to be careful as they may slip and fall into the water. As there was no path, the only way to carry out the operation was to use a rope and climb up the rocks to safety. 

 

Unfortunately, just as the crowd predicts, two of the rescuers slip and fall into the raging waters and are swept away in the raging waters. However, being adept swimmers, the duo swim to safety down river.

 

Apart from the mother and daughter, the officials had also rescued a few other tourists trapped on the other side of the water.

 

Sharing the video of the incident on Twitter, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin praised the brave efforts of the forest department officials in saving the mother and child duo, stating: “The courageous act of those who saved the mother and daughter is commendable.”

 

According to Salem District Forest Officer (DFO) K Gowtham, the waterfall is formed by the drainage of rainwater from the Kalvarayan hills. “If heavy rainfall occurs in the Karumandurai region on the other side of the Kalvarayan hills, it would be unknown to the people on this side of the hill. Heavy rains can lead to flash flood-like situations in minutes,” said DFO. 































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