Rajkot: In an unfortunate incident, an elderly couple died here on Monday after the 68-year-old woman slipped on the staircase in her home and fell on her husband.
The strange incident took place in Ramdham Society on the posh Kalavad Road.
Manjula Vithlani, who weighed around 128 kg, slipped when she was moving upstairs hastily after her son Ashish developed a breathing problem, reported The Times of India.
Natvarlal, who was following his wife Manjula on the staircase, got crushed under her weight.
"At around 4 am, 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 daily quoted Rajkot Taluka police station officials as saying.
Shocked at the turn of events, Nisha slipped on the floor while trying to reach out to her in-laws. She was admitted to a hospital due to leg injuries.