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Woman impaled on statue of Hindu goddess

Woman impaled on statue of Hindu goddess

A woman had to be cut free after impaling her arm on three-inch metal spikes attached to a statue of the Hindu goddess Kali.

Hindu goddess Kali

Hindu goddess Kali

By Nigel Bunyan 8:58PM BST 14 Aug 2008

The 30-year-old victim fell onto the spikes at her home in Salford, Greater Manchester.

It took firemen 30 minutes to free her by cutting through the spikes with a hacksaw.

She was then taken to Hope Hospital, Salford, for treatment.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: “The woman had fallen onto the statue within the house. We had to cut through the part that she had impaled her arm on.

“It took 30 minutes to free her using a hacksaw.”

The victim has not been named. It is understood she “fell onto the statue while staggering around”.

Kali, the goddess of time and change, is generally associated with death and destruction.

She is a dominant figure in Tantric iconography, texts and rituals.

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