Wednesday July 4, 2012
Flight stung by half hour delay
Compiled by BEH YUEN HUI, JOSEPH KAOS JR and A. RAMAN
A scorpion sting delayed a Gulf Air flight for more than 30 minutes at Chennai airport.
The plane, with 216 passengers, started to taxi at 9.30pm when passenger D. Vidyasagar, 47, felt a searing pain on his right hand.
He was shocked to see a scorpion crawl out of his shirt. It stung once again, this time on his thumb, Malaysia Nanban reported.
As Vidyasagar felt uneasy, the airline crew did not want to take a chance. The pilot was informed and the plane returned to the airport and he was taken to the airport's medical centre.
Doctors advised him not to continue with his journey and transferred him to a city hospital for treatment,
> Makkal Osai reported that a 12-year-old boy lost his right eye while playing with his father's handphone which exploded as it was being charged.
The incident took place on at Seoni village in Nagpur, North India. The boy, Mayur, suffered chemical burns to his eyes, hands and lips.
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