Imran Khan falls off forklift at rally, sustains head injuries

May 08, 2013, 04:30 IST | Agencies

TV footage showed him tumbling down along with four party activists from what appeared to be a makeshift elevator raising him up to the stage during a political rally

Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief and former cricketer Imran Khan yesterday sustained injuries after falling from a ‘lifter’ carrying him up from where he was to address an election rally in Lahore.

Khan along with a couple of others fell from a height of 14 to 20 ft after apparently seeming to lose his balance. The rally was held near Ghalib Market in Lahore’s Gulberg neighbourhood.

Tragic: Local television footage showed Imran Khan atop an improvised fork lift and minutes later, he came tumbling down

TV footage showed a bleeding Khan being carried by his associates in a semi-conscious state to a vehicle, which then drove off to a hospital.

The news of Imran Khan’s injuries sent a message of shock to his supporters across the country and many people rushed to the hospital.

Imran Khan being shifted to an ambulance. Pic/AFP

Tehreek-e-Insaf spokesman Ejaz Chaudhry said Khan received injuries to the back of his head but was out of danger.  Police sources, meanwhile, said that preliminary investigation suggests that it was an accident but they are investigating.

Sharif Gesture
After the incident Nawaz Sharif announced that he won’t be campaigning today in order to show solidarity with Imran Khan

Tweet talk
@sadafHayat_Khan Imran khan won the 1992 world cup with a shoulder injury, This time he will win the Elections with a head injury. INSHALLAH :-)
@Jemima_Khan This from IK’s nephew: “@HniaziISF: Chairman reciting kalma in ambulance — he is fine — plz just pray” 

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