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Decorator, 38, is lucky to be alive after he was impaled by a 2ft long bamboo pole that passed close to his heart when his ladder collapsed in India WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Panchanana Pradhan, 38, from India, fell after a rung on his ladder gave way Part of the ladder pierced his skin and passed behind his stomach and pancreas Stopped in front of Mr Pradhan's heart and doctors spent four hours removing it Was treated at Srirama Chandra Bhanja Medical College and Hospital in eastern city of Cuttack 

By Harry Howard For Mailonline

Published: 13:17 BST, 9 June 2019 | Updated: 13:17 BST, 9 June 2019

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Doctors in India have miraculously saved the life of a painter and decorator who was impaled by a two-foot-long piece of his bamboo ladder. 

Panchanana Pradhan, 38, was perched on a bamboo ladder when one of the rungs gave way - sending him crashing seven feet to the ground.

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As he hit the floor the full weight of Panchanana's body came down on top of a piece of the ladder, which had a sharp nail on the end.

Doctors in India have miraculously saved the life of painter and decorator who was impaled by a two foot long bamboo pole

Doctors in India have miraculously saved the life of painter and decorator who was impaled by a two foot long bamboo pole

As he hit the floor the full weight of Panchanana's body came down on top of a shard, which pierced his skin and jammed in his side. Luckily for the decorator, the bamboo piece avoided his stomach and pancreas and also passed in front of his heart

As he hit the floor the full weight of Panchanana's body came down on top of a shard, which pierced his skin and jammed in his side. Luckily for the decorator, the bamboo piece avoided his stomach and pancreas and also passed in front of his heart

It pierced his skin and jammed in his side and images show almost the entire length of the bamboo stick resting close to his heart inside the

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