November 7, 2010 in Nation/World

Coconut threat averted before Obama’s arrival in India

Associated Press

MUMBAI, India – A few days before President Barack Obama’s visit Saturday, U.S. and Indian security officials visited the small Gandhi Museum and ordered the lopping off of ripe coconuts from the trees to prevent any accidental bonking.

“People do get hurt, or even killed, from falling coconuts. … Why take a chance?” said Meghshyam Ajgaonkar, executive secretary of the museum.

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