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Lalu injured in freak accident as fan falls on him at rally

Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad escaped serious injury on Friday when a ceiling fan fell on his right hand, narrowly missing his head, at Lakaura in Bihar’s Motihari district.

india Updated: Oct 17, 2015 11:23 IST
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RJD chief Lalu Prasad leaves in a chopper after addressing an election rally at Lakhaura in Motihari on Friday.
RJD chief Lalu Prasad leaves in a chopper after addressing an election rally at Lakhaura in Motihari on Friday. (PTI)

Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad escaped serious injury on Friday when a ceiling fan fell on his right hand, narrowly missing his head, at Lakaura in Bihar’s Motihari district.

Prasad had arrived at the venue to address a public meeting and was sipping tea on the stage when the accident happened. The ceiling fan, hanging above him on his left, landed on his right hand, catching him completely off guard. The incident created a commotion as workers rushed to his aid.

Prasad suffered a minor injury, but remained unfazed and addressed the meeting. He, however, made it a point to haul up police officials and dubbed it as a security lapse.

This was not the first mishap for the RJD chief this election. At another public meeting in Arwal district, the stage collapsed while he was delivering his speech. Here, too, Prasad had a miraculous escape while several people, who had climbed on to the stage from behind, suffered minor injuries.