Egyptian diva is ‘fine’ after road accident

Shiri Adel
Updated 13 January 2018
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Egyptian diva is ‘fine’ after road accident

JEDDAH: Following a miraculous escape from a car accident, Egyptian actress Shiri Adel is recovering from her injuries and her health is stable, Laha magazine reported on Saturday.
The Egyptian heartthrob, however, did sustain minor injuries but nothing serious. Her brother-in-law Ayman Azab, also an actor, dismissed reports about her broken limbs. According to Azab, Adel is currently staying with her sister Nivine.
Azab said that after undergoing all necessary tests and treatment, the Egyptian artist was released from the hospital. She is fine now, said Azab.


Python selfie puts Indian forest ranger in tight spot

Updated 18 June 2018
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Python selfie puts Indian forest ranger in tight spot

  • The Indian rock python is a non-venomous species, but it can quickly kill its prey by constricting blood flow

KOLKATA: An India forestry ranger found himself in a bind after a python briefly strangled him while he posed for pictures with the giant snake.
Wildlife officer Sanjay Dutta was called in Sunday by frantic villagers in West Bengal after they saw the 40-kilogramme (88-pound) python swallowing a goat alive.
Instead of placing it safely inside a bag, the ranger wrapped it around his neck and posed for pictures with stunned villagers.
But panic spread as the huge snake wound itself around Dutta’s neck, forcing him to struggle to free himself from its vice-like grip.
He escaped unscathed, but a little red-faced.
The Indian rock python is a non-venomous species, but it can quickly kill its prey by constricting blood flow and can grow up to 10 meters (33 feet) long.
West Bengal’s forest department has launched an official inquiry into the ranger’s conduct and flouting of safety protocols.
But Dutta said he only wanted to save the reptile from the villagers who were readying to club it to death with sticks.
“My first instinct was to rescue the snake. I carried it on my shoulders and held its mouth firmly,” Dutta told AFP.
“I was not scared for even a moment (when the python tightened its grip) because had I panicked, it could have been fatal.”
Dutta said he did not have a bag to carry the snake, which he transported to a safe location in his car and released into the wild.