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Indian’s survival feat

Singapore, July 9 (PTI): An Indian-origin man from Singapore beat all odds to stay alive after slipping from Cambodia’s highest mountain.

Sanjay Radhakrishna, 26, survived seven days on water and confronted a giant python after he lost his way while coming down the Phnom Aural. The trainee teacher took a tumble, tore his pants and had a flat mobile battery, cutting him off from the GPS network.

Radhakrishna trekked his way back to a village last Sunday. Clad in T-shirt, sports shoes and underwear, he slept on wet ground and in caves.

“There was no point panicking, crying or screaming because no one was there to help me,” The Straits Times quoted Radhakrishna as saying. “After a while, I realised that help was not going to come so quickly because of the remoteness of the place.”

Radhakrishna followed the course of water from the waterfall and headed west, often swimming, jumping between rocks and clinging to vines or branches. He eventually spotted a village last Sunday and met a motorcyclist who gave him a hammock to rest and his first meal in a week — an unripe banana. “It is a good experience. I learnt a lot,” he said.