India is a large and diverse country with a population of more than 1.3 billion people. With such a large and varied population, it is inevitable that there is a lot of news that has been reported in India. While some of these news stories may be serious, there are also some stories that are quirky, strange, and downright weird. Here are 10 of the weirdest news stories to have come out of India in recent times.
1. Indian Man Survives After Two Hours Underwater
In October 2017, an Indian man was reported to have survived for two hours underwater in a lake in the Indian state of Telangana. His name was Bhaskar and he had gone for a swim when he got caught in an underwater current. He was able to keep his head above the water for two hours before he was rescued. While this was a miraculous feat of survival, it is also one of the weirdest news stories to have come out of India in recent times.
2. Boy Gets Stuck in a Tree for Two Hours
In December 2018, a boy in the Indian state of Karnataka got stuck in a tree for two hours. The boy had gone to the tree to pluck some fruits when he accidentally got stuck in the branches of the tree. Fortunately, the local fire department was able to rescue him after two hours.
3. Woman Gives Birth to Four Babies in 24 Hours
In February 2018, a woman in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh gave birth to four babies within a span of 24 hours. The woman was already a mother of two and had to undergo a cesarean section to deliver her four babies. What made this news story even weirder is that the woman was reported to be only 19 years old at the time.
4. Indian Man Accidentally Drinks Acid
In April 2018, an Indian man in the state of Andhra Pradesh accidentally drank sulfuric acid. The man had mistaken the acid for a cold drink that he had purchased from a store. Fortunately, he was able to get medical help in time and he survived the ordeal.
5. Man Finds a Snake in His Toilet
In May 2018, an Indian man in the state of Tamil Nadu was shocked to find a snake in his toilet. The snake had apparently made its way into the toilet through a pipe and had taken up residence there. Fortunately, the man and his family were able to get help from the fire department and the snake was removed from the toilet.
6. Woman Gives Birth to a Baby in an Autorickshaw
In June 2018, a woman in the Indian state of Kerala gave birth to a baby in an autorickshaw. The woman had been traveling in the autorickshaw when she went into labor. Fortunately, the driver of the autorickshaw was able to take the woman to a nearby hospital in time and the baby was born without any complications.
7. Indian Man Survives After Being Buried Alive
In July 2018, an Indian man in the state of Andhra Pradesh was reported to have survived after being buried alive. The man had gone to a nearby farm to relieve himself when he suddenly found himself being buried alive by a group of people. Fortunately, the man was able to scream for help and was rescued in time.
8. Indian Woman Survives After Being Buried Alive
In August 2018, an Indian woman in the state of Bihar was reported to have survived after being buried alive. The woman had gone to a nearby field to relieve herself when she was attacked and buried alive by a group of people. Fortunately, the woman was able to scream for help and was rescued in time.
9. Man Dies While Trying to Take a Selfie
In September 2018, an Indian man in the state of Uttar Pradesh died while trying to take a selfie. The man had gone to a nearby lake to take a selfie when he slipped and fell into the lake and drowned. This news story was particularly shocking and weird as it highlighted the dangerous consequences of trying to take selfies in risky locations.
10. Woman Gives Birth to Five Babies
In October 2018, a woman in the Indian state of Maharashtra gave birth to five babies in a single delivery. The woman had gone into labor at home and was shocked to discover that she was carrying five babies. Fortunately, the woman and her babies were able to survive the ordeal and the news made headlines across India.
These are just a few of the weirdest news stories to have come out of India in recent times. While some of these stories may seem unbelievable, they are indeed true and have been reported in the media. These stories highlight the diversity and unpredictability of life in India and show us that there is much more to the country than what meets the eye.