Last week on March 11, 2009, India celebrated Holi, the Festival of Colors, where people run around all day throwing colored powder and liquids on each other.
Mihir Kumar, a 6 year-old boy, climbed up on a construction site’s roof to get a better view and watch the celebration.
The boy lost his footing and fell, landing on a 5 foot iron rod, which pierced his stomach.
Mihir was taken immediately to the hospital, where the rod was removed.
Doctors said it was a miracle that no critical organs were damaged and the boy was lucky to be alive.
Maybe next Holi, Mihir will stick to throwing colors at his friends and avoid climbing onto any rooftops.