VIDEO: Turkish pensioner dodges death as falling billboard breaks his shoulder
A heavy advertisement billboard has fallen on the shoulder of a pensioner in Istanbul, who survived the incident with a broken shoulder.
Mustafa Yılmaz, 81, who went out to buy medicine for his wife, was resting in front of a shop in the Fatih district on Dec. 24 when the billboard fell off.
Weighing several kilograms, the billboard hit the shoulder of the man, skimming his head.
“It was an old, rusty billboard hung on the second floor of the building. We immediately called an ambulance,” an eyewitness told Demirören News Agency on Dec. 25.
Yılmaz remains at the Haseki Hospital for treatment of his broken shoulder.