A 24-year-old Indian construction worker has miraculously survived despite being impaled by a seven-foot rod that skewered his skull.
Mohammad Guddu was mixing cement at a construction site in Malad, Mumbai when the rod accidentally fell from a higher floor and pierced through his head.
The metal spike hit the builder with such force that it went through his head and protruded out of the back of his skull.
However, after being rushed to a government hospital, Guddu underwent a successful five-hour-long operation that saved his life.
His friends and co-workers who witnessed the shocking incident, shared their amazement at the site and how he survived the incident.
One said, “He had joined work just 15 days ago and on the fateful day, he was working on the other side when we heard his screams. When we reached the spot we could not believe a rod had pierced through his skull. He was conscious and asking for help.”
He further said Guddu is a strong lad and we are just so elated that he survived this accident.
Shocking pictures and x-rays show the extent of his injuries with the rod totally embedded through his head.
The surgeons cut open his skull to pull out the rod, and Guddu is now responding well to the treatment. However, he has developed paralysis on the left side of his body. But doctors believe that he will make a full recovery in the next three months.
Dr Batuk Diyora, the neurosurgeon who led the team to save Guddu, said, “It is indeed a miracle that the man survived such an injury.”
“It was tricky surgery but what helped saving him was the fact that the road has pierced a noneloquent region of his brain. he added.
The surgeon went on to say, “It is an area that has no easily discernible cognitive, motor or sensory functions and didn’t damage the vital arteries that carry blood to the brain.”
Guddu is likely to remain in hospital for at least another two weeks before he is released.
This article originally appeared on Mail Online.