Home > News > Nation
Wednesday July 4, 2012 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday May 29, 2013 MYT 11:26:34 PM
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.
Other News & Views is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.
Tags / Keywords:
Students to run against human trafficking
Google flags bit.ly links as malware
Organiser of "I Want to Touch a Dog" event apologises for furore caused by event
Former resort worker to hang for killing manager
Hang Tuah, Mahsuri to feature in new stamp collection
Muhdalena who escaped after giving birth caught 211km away
Canadians flock to Parliament Hill, site of attack on soldier
Gauntlet: Old school hack n’ slash
Malala Yousafzai: 'No child anywhere in this world should be deprived of education'
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)