INDIA: One Mung

The Dutch hero, Little Peter, who saved a city by plugging hole in dike with finger, was totally outclassed, last week, by an Indian youth, one Mung.

Perceiving a leak in the retaining dikes of the Schwebo reservoir, near Calcutta, Hero Mung stopped the chill rushing waters for six hours with his slender buttocks, collapsed in agony when help came.


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