An elderly couple died after the woman, who weighed 128kg, slipped from the staircase and fell on her husband, killing them both in a tragic freak accident in Ramdham Society in Rajkot, on Monday July 4.
Manjula Vithlani, 68, of Ramdham, India, fell as she hurried to check on her ill son Ashish on the floor above. Her husband Natvarlal suffered fatal head injuries when her 20 stone frame toppled onto him.
Ashish, who was suffering from breathing problems, and his wife Nisha live on the first floor of the property, while the older couple lived below. According to a police spokesman, Pradhyuman Ravaiya,
“At around 4am, Nisha came downstairs to get some medicine for Ashish. Her in-laws also woke up and hurriedly tried to go upstairs to check his health. However, Manjula could not keep her balance and slipped. She fell on Natvarlal who was climbing behind her. They were rushed to a private hospital where both died of cerebral haemorrhage,”
“The couple always remained anxious about their son’s health. “On getting to know that he had taken ill, they tried to reach the first floor in too much hurry.” Ravaiya added.
Source: Times of India
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