Ali Anter, who was believed to be the oldest man in Yemen and the world, has died aged 140.
The old man died after a failed operation to remove the lumpy, horn-like growths he had, the Mirror reports.
Ali Anter is said to have died three days after a video appeared in which an individual, who was not a specialist, tried to cut off the old man’s horns with a hot tool.
A family member of Ali Anter stated that he died due to the deterioration of his physical and mental health.
However, the relative of the old man stated that the “primitive way” in which the amputation of the horns was carried out could have hastened his death.
According to the Yemeni newspaper Aden al-Ghad, Ali, who was nicknamed “The One with Two Horns,” developed those horns on both sides of his forehead after he turned 100 years old.
Ali Anter dari Yemen digelar ‘lelaki bertanduk dua’. https://t.co/7deA4ZT39m
– Cosmo! Online (@kosmo_online)
Ali Anter dari Yemen digelar 'lelaki bertanduk dua'. https://t.co/7deA4ZT39m— Kosmo! Online (@kosmo_online) March 16, 2023
As it grew, one of these curled up like a goat’s horn.
Local media reports that Ali was lucid with a good memory until around 2017, when his health began to deteriorate.
Apparently, the old man had over 70 grandchildren.
Ali Anter’s age has never been officially recognized. Thus, the oldest man alive is Juan Vicente Pérez, from Venezuela, aged 113 years and 293 days.
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Publication date: 16-03-2023 14:01
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