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Pakistan politician expected to recover from fall

LAHORE, Pakistan — Prominent Pakistani politician Imran Khan is expected to make a full recovery despite fracturing three vertebrae and a rib in a dramatic fall at a political rally, his doctor said Wednesday.

Khan, a former cricket legend whose party is a leading contender in this week’s national elections, toppled about 15 feet off a forklift Tuesday that was raising him and three guards to a stage at a rally in the eastern city of Lahore. The dramatic footage was broadcast repeatedly on local TV.

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