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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.

Hungry tusker raids kitchen

Sumesh Rajan


In a humourous yet frightening incident, a wild elephant broke into the kitchen wall of a house in Masinagudi near Ooty in Tamil Nadu, India, to satisfy it's hunger. 

Earlier, the lone wild elephant was seen roaming around in the area. The tusker which conducted the kitchen raid had reportedly damaged crops, banana, coconut and mango trees.




In the wee hours of June 26, at around 2.45 am, the elephant entered the group house area and went behind the kitchen of a house in search of food.

CCTV installed in the kitchen captured the elephant knocking down the brick wall with its tusks and inserting its trunk through the broken wall into the kitchen in search of food items.

The tusker sniffs around the kitchen stand for food and grabs some to eat. 

Though it caused damage to the house, it also proved that a brick wall cannot keep a hungry elephant away from satisfying it's hunger.

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