By Bilal Kuchay
A man miraculously survived after a five-foot iron rod pierced his abdomen and came out of his back during a car accident in India.
Dilip Singh, 28, was on way to his home along with two of his friends on Sunday evening when suddenly their car hit the road divider near Sodala on the Jaipur-Ajmer Highway in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan.
Mr Singh and his friend Sagar Chaudhary, both residents of Rajasthan’s Jhootwada, were found heavily bleeding.
Dilip had a five-feet iron rod from the divider pierced through his abdomen.
However, their another friend Pankaj Chaudhary received minor injuries.
The three friends were taken out from the car by police and local people and were rushed to Sawai Man Singh Hospital in Jaipur, around four miles from the accident site.
Sagar succumbed to his injuries before reaching to hospital. Pankaj was given first aid and discharged from the hospital.
However, a team of four doctors operated upon Mr Singh and removed the rod in a three-hour long operation.
Dr Shalu Gupta, head of surgery at the hospital, said: “A 5ft long iron rod had pierced through Dilip’s abdomen and had come out of his back.
“Due to serious injuries on his thigh and abdomen, the patient had lost a lot of blood.
“We immediately formed a team of four doctors and started the operation at 2.00am on Monday which lasted for three hours.
“We had to remove a segment of around 2.5ft of Dilip’s small intestines which the rod had damaged.
“The rod had passed very close to the Dilip’s left kidney but luckily it was not damaged.
” The surgery was a success and the patient is recovering fully.”
Mr Dilip is under observation and will be discharged once his wounds completely heal.
“As of now the patient is stable but he will have to undergo another surgery after two months to remove a tube we have inserted in his body.