Elderly Couple Dies After Wife, Who Weighed 128 Kg, Falls On Husband

05/07/2016 2:30 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST
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In a tragic incident, an elderly couple in Gujarat's Rajkot district died after the woman, who weighed around 128 kg, slipped and fell on her husband.

According to a Times Of India report, on Monday, the 68-year-old woman, Manjula Vithlani, slipped when she hurriedly took the staircase after her son developed a breathing problem.

Manjula's husband, Natvarlal, was crushed under her weight and suffered serious head injuries.

While the couple lived on the ground floor of a bungalow in Ramdham Society in the upscale Kalavad Road locality, their son (Ashish) and daughter-in-law (Nisha) lived on the first floor.

"At around 4 am, Nisha came downstairs to get some medicines for Ashish. Her in-laws also woke up and hurriedly tried to go upstairs to check on 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," Rajkot Taluka police station officials told ToI.

The couple's daughter-in-law also slipped on the floor while trying to reach out to them. She was admitted to the hospital with injuries on her leg.

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