Imran falls from forklift at rally, injured

May 07, 2013 10:08 pm | Updated June 08, 2016 04:03 am IST - ISLAMABAD

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan sustained injuries when he fell from a lifter while being raised to a platform to address an election rally in Lahore’s Ghalib Market on Tuesday evening. He was shifted to a nearby hospital from where he was moved after first aid to Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Memorial Centre (SKMCH).

Doctors who attended on him in the first hospital said Mr. Khan was out of danger and talking. He had to be administered a few stitches in the head. Doctors maintained that the wounds were not serious.

Television footage captured the tumble. Just before the fall, television cameras caught him holding on to his two guards perched on the rather shaky lifter. As a third guard tried to clamber on, the lifter tilted and all three fell. Mr. Khan momentarily lost consciousness and was carried to a car by aides.

He was bleeding from the forehead and the back of his head, but doctors who treated him shortly afterwards said the bleeding had stopped and he had regained consciousness.

However, as a matter of abundant caution, he was moved to SKMCH, which he had set up in memory of his mother.

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