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Indian man miraculously survives being pierced in chest with 6-foot IRON ROD after car tyre bursts

Hardeep underwent a four-and-a-half-hour operation to remove the rod from his chest

Indian man who was pierced in the chest with a 6ft IRON ROD after his car tire burst miraculously survives after missing his heart by half a centimeter

  • Hardeep Singh, 42, was driving when a car tire burst and the car crashed into a barrier
  • The crash sent a six-foot-long, four-inch-thick rod through Hardeep’s chest
  • Doctors were able to remove the rod after a nearly five-hour operation
  • They said the rod missed his heart by half a centimeter, had no impact on vital organs
  • DISCLAIMER: GRAPHIC CONTENT

An Indian miraculously survived after a car accident pierced his chest with a six-foot-long iron rod.

Hardeep Singh, 42, was driving his mini-truck in Bathinda, India on Thursday when one of the truck’s tires burst and sent the vehicle swerving into a barrier.

The four-inch-thick rod impaled Hardeep, ripping a huge hole in his chest cavity and breaking his rib and shoulder blade.

Incredibly, Hardeep survived the injury and was taken to a nearby hospital, where doctors managed to remove the rod from his body after a four-and-a-half-hour operation.

Hardeep underwent a four-and-a-half-hour operation to remove the rod from his chest

Hardeep underwent a four-and-a-half-hour operation to remove the rod from his chest

He was found shortly after the crash by another driver, who took him to a nearby hospital where medics began cutting the iron rod.

He was found shortly after the crash by another driver, who took him to a nearby hospital where medics began cutting the iron rod.

A CT scan revealed Hardeep had a broken rib and broken shoulder blade, but incredibly the rod missed all of his vital organs

A CT scan revealed Hardeep had a broken rib and broken shoulder blade, but incredibly the rod missed all of his vital organs

Hardeep, who lives in Abohar and works for India’s biggest automaker Tata Motors, was on his way to work along the Bathinda-Bhucho Mandi road at 1.30pm local time on Thursday when a burst tire swerved the car.

He was unable to recover the car which went off the road and hit a barrier.

A six-foot-long, four-inch-thick iron rod was dislodged in the accident and passed through Hardeep’s chest, but incredibly missed all of his vital organs.

The accident was spotted by another driver who, together with locals, managed to help the injured Hardeep into his car and drove him to a nearby hospital just off the Bathinda-Bhucho Mandi road.

Upon arrival, Hardeep was still conscious although in severe pain, but doctors were unable to perform an X-ray due to the size of the rod that had penetrated his chest.

Doctors reported that Hardeep chanted “Waheguru” as he entered the hospital, the Sikh word for God, and said Waheguru would not let anything happen to him as he had done no harm to anyone in his life.

After an operation lasting about four and a half hours, doctors were able to use heavy-duty cutters to saw off the end of the stem and remove it, before pumping back the blood.

A CT scan revealed that he had a broken rib and shoulder blade from the impact, but none of his organs had been damaged.

Hardeep was left with a four-inch hole in his chest and was put on a ventilator as a precaution to help him breathe as he recovered from the severe trauma, but doctors say he is now “out of danger”.

Doctors used high-strength knives to saw off the end of the rod before removing the remaining length of iron from Hardeep's chest.  He was placed on a ventilator after the operation as a precaution.

Doctors used high-strength knives to saw off the end of the rod before removing the remaining length of iron from Hardeep’s chest. He was placed on a ventilator after the operation as a precaution.

Hardeep was left with a huge hole in his chest after the operation, but doctors managed to remove the entire rod and stop the bleeding.

Hardeep was left with a huge hole in his chest after the operation, but doctors managed to remove the entire rod and stop the bleeding.

Despite a gaping wound and several fractures, Hardeep is no longer in danger according to his doctors

Despite a gaping wound and several fractures, Hardeep is no longer in danger according to his doctors

The crash happened about 70 miles from the Pakistani border in India’s northwest state of Punjab.

Doctors said Hardeep was chanting “Waheguru, Waheguru” as he entered the hospital.

Waheguru, or “wonderful scout”, is the most widely used term for God by Sikhs.

Punjab is the only Indian state where Sikhism is the majority religion. According to the Times of India, there are approximately 20.8 million Sikhs in India, but this represents less than 2% of India’s total population.

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