Wife drops phone in cesspool, husband and his mother die trying to get it – National
TORONTO – A man and his mother died after he tried to retrieve his wife’s cellphone from a cesspool in China last month.
According to the South China Morning Post, the man jumped into an open-pit toilet after his wife dropped her brand new phone in it.
He quickly lost consciousness from the fumes and his mother jumped in to help.
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When she fainted, the wife went in and soon all three were lying unconscious in the knee-deep waste.
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The man’s father called for neighbours to help before jumping in and getting stuck himself.
Two neighbours who entered the pit to help also fainted.
“The smell was too strong. I lost consciousness before I could see anything,” a neighbour told the South China Morning Post.
The six people were eventually pulled out of the pit when locals found a rope to use.
Neighbours say that everyone had a pulse when they were pulled out of the pit and that it took over an hour for an ambulance to arrive.
The man and his mother died in hospital.
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A doctor at the hospital told the South China Morning Post that the victims suffocated.
The wife and a neighbour were put in intensive care and the father suffered injuries.
The phone was worth an estimated 2,000-yuan (CDN$348).
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