On Sunday, a life-threatening nut from a water pump flung and got sticked the skull of a 5-years-old boy and has reached close to his brain. But some proficient doctors have managed to remove it with a prompt surgery at a hospital in East Champaran district of Bihar.

The unexpected accident took place when the fan belt of the water pump snapped, sent its nuts and bolts flinging and a nut piercing the boy’s skull.

A resident of Lathriya village, Chhabila Kumar was brought to the Chandra Hospital with blood smeared all over his face and a two-inch long piece of iron sticking out of his forehead. The village comes under the Chourandano Police Station areas of the district.

The victim’s uncle has brought him to the hospital told source that “a group of children was playing close to the water pump which was under repair. During the trial of the machine, the fan belt snapped and its nuts and bolts flew into the air and one of these hit the boy.”

An Orthopaedic Surgeon Chandra Suvash, who runs the private hospital, said that “Tests conducted on the boy revealed that the nut was barely scraping his brain. He was fortunate that a 20 mm washer attached to the nut prevented it from going deeper, which could have damaged his cerebral structure.”

Dr. Suvash further said that “Luckily for us, neurosurgeon Rohit Kumar who is with the PMCH hospital at Patna and visits our hospital weekly as a consultant was also here. We studied the boy’s condition and decided to put him under the scalpel right away.”

However, after the removal of the nut, the boy is now out of any danger, added the doctor.

The 5-years-old boy will be kept under observations for a few days, said Dr. Suvash.

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