XINXIANG CITY, China — Two people were killed and three more injured after a woman dropped her cellphone into a sewage pit in China.
The tragedy unfolded after a woman dropped her new phone into an “open pit” toilet, according to the South China Morning Post.
The woman’s husband attempted to retrieve the phone — but could not breath and quickly fell unconscious. His mother then jumped in to rescue him, but she also fainted.
The woman who dropped the phone, her father-in-law and two neighbors also jumped in; they too lost consciousness.
All six people were rescued after neighbors lowered a rope into the pit.
The woman’s husband and mother-in-law both died at the hospital. Two others were also hospitalized.
Witnesses say the victims were in the pit, which was knee deep waste, for no more than five minutes.
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