MAN CRITICAL AFTER HE IS IMPALED ON RAILINGS

Fire crew scenePOLICE are investigating after a man was left in a critical condition in hospital after being impaled on a railing in south Belfast.

He tripped and fell headfirst, and the railing impaled him through his chin at about 5.30 pm at rush hour on Wednesday.

The incident happened outside a pharmacy on Botanic Avenue.

Firefighters managed to free him from the fence, and he was rushed to the Royal Victoria Hospital.

He has undergone surgery and remains in a critical but stable condition.

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