Two die, three hurt after woman drops cellphone into toilet pit

FOX31 Denver

XINXIANG CITY, China — Two people were killed and three were injured after a woman dropped her cellphone into a sewage pit in China.

The South China Morning Post, reported that happened after the woman went to use an open-pit toilet and dropped her new phone.

Her husband tried getting the phone but fell unconscious because of the smell from the knee-deep sewage. His mother then jumped in to rescue her son, but she also fainted.

The woman who dropped the phone went into the pit and passed out, as did the woman’s father-in-law and two neighbors jumped in; they all also fell unconscious.

Finally, other neighbors lowered a rope into the pit and pulled out the six victims, but the woman’s husband and mother-in-law died at the hospital, where a doctor said they had suffocated.

One neighbor remained in an intensive care unit.

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