- Dec 2, 2002
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http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_2614104.htmlTeen survives pole through skull
An Indian teenager had an incredible escape after a metal pole went straight through his head in a bus crash.
Doctors said it was a miracle that Manish Rajpurohit survived after the 4ft safety rail went through his forehead and came out the base of his skull.
It happened when a lorry crashed into the bus in which he was travelling in the Indian state of Andrha Pradesh, reports the Daily Telegraph.
Mr Rajpurohit said: "It struck my head and embedded me into the seat. I was stuck there crying 'Help me!? as loud as I could."
The student had to slide his head along the rod to give enough room for rescuers to cut him free from the seat.
He then had to walk along the bus with the pole still sticking through his head, before enduing an hour-long trip to hospital in a rickshaw.
He was then taken by ambulance to a private hospital in Bangalore, three hours away, where surgeons were able to carefully remove the rod.
Dr Sharan Patil said: "The first thing he said to me was 'Get this bloody thing out of my head. It's remarkable. It missed every vital part of his brain."
Him on the operating table (Viewer discretion is advised )