Leading Pakistani politician and former cricket star Imran Khan injured in stage fall


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The Independent Online

One of Pakistan's most prominent politicians, former cricket star Imran Khan, fell from a stage and was injured at a political rally in Lahore.

One of the leaders of Khan's party, Ijaz Chaudhry, says the politician was taken to a hospital after the incident but his injuries were not life-threatening.

Local TV footage showed supporters carrying Khan away from the rally. His face was bloody and he appeared unconscious.

Khan fell at least 5 meters (15 feet) off what appeared to be a makeshift elevator raising him up to the stage.