By Bilal Kuchay
A 12-year-old boy has miraculously survived after falling over a tree branch that impaled through his chest and came out of his neck.
Bishnu Mahakud from Dhangadadiha village in Keonjhar in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, accidentally fell off a blackberry tree while plucking the berries.
The tree branch – which was 4ft long – pierced through his chest and came out of his neck in a graphic ordeal that was caught on camera.
Bishnu was immediately rushed to a community health centre by locals in a desperate bid to save his life.
However, after the doctors failed to remove the branch stuck in his body, the boy was referred to Srirama Chandra Bhanja Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, 120 miles away from his village, for surgery.
A team of five doctors led by Dr Manoj Kumar Patnaik immediately conducted CT scan and several necessary tests and performed a three hour long surgery to safely remove the tree branch from Bishnu’s body.
Dr Manoj, who operated Bishnu, said: “The patient was brought to the hospital in a critical condition. The tree branch has pierced through the left of his chest and came out of the neck.
“We immediately conducted a CT Scan to find out what all parts were affected. Luckily there was no such severity.
“The boy underwent a three-hour long surgery during which the tree branch was successfully removed from his body.”
After surgery, Bishnu was kept in intensive care unit for 72-hours and has been shifted to general ward now as his condition has improved.
Bishnu added: “The patient was kept in ICU for 72 hours where his condition was continuously monitored.
“Now, he is completely out of danger and has been shifted to general ward.
“We will keep him in the hospital for few more days to avoid any chances of infection”