Published on May 1, 2013
If a president falls off a horse and no one sees it, did he actually fall? Turkmenistan’s president fell onto a dirt track Sunday when his horse stumbled during a race. This video obtained by AP captured the plunge which state-run media censored. (May 1)
Turkmen president escapes injury in riding accident
Turkmenistan’s President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, has narrowly escaped serious injury after riding a horse to victory in a national racing event.
Soon after the president crossed the finish line his horse fell, throwing him in front of other galloping horses which only just missed him.
Officials who rushed to aid him were left with a public-relations nightmare.
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