Very heavy man - level 3

Very heavy man - level 3

29-08-2013 06:00

Now, this is what you call a huge rescue operation.

A Saudi Arabian man, who weighs a massive 96 stone (1344 pounds/610 kilograms), has had to be airlifted out of his house after the King of Saudi Arabia ordered him to get treatment. King Abdullah paid for a specially equipped plane to take Khalid Mohsin Shaeri, who's the second heaviest man in the world, to hospital.

The 20-year-old hasn't been able to leave his room in 2.5 years. Khalid's cousin Naser Makke says he's relieved he's finally going to get treatments.

"We've been waiting for this moment for a long time. The King, may God protect him and give him long life, had given his instructions to the Ministry of Health to do all the arrangements to transfer the patient for a treatment in a safe way."

Only one person has ever been known to weigh more than Khalid. American John Minnoch, who died in 1983, weighed whopping 99 stone (1386 pounds/629 kilograms).

Difficult words: treatment (medical care), arrangement (plan), whopping (very large).

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