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Couple die as man is crushed by 20-stone wife in freak accident

Couple die as man is crushed by 20-stone wife in freak accident

A couple who were racing up a flight of stairs to check on their ill son died in a freak fall accident.

20-stone Manjula Vithlani slipped on a staircase and fell onto her husband, Natvarlal, killing both of them.

Ashish, who suffers from breathing problems and his wife Nisha live on the first floor of the property with his parents living below.

"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,” reports the Times of India.

"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 investigating officer, Preadhyu Ravaiya: "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.”