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2 Killed, Three People Injured After Woman Drops Cell Phone in Toilet

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187632279XINXIANG CITY, China – It’s probably one of the worst ways to die. A man and his mother were killed last week and three others were critically injured after wading in knee-deep sewage looking for a cell phone.

According to the South China Morning Post, a woman accidentally dropped her brand new cell phone costing 2,000-yuan ($320) in an open-pit toilet.

Her husband jumped in to retrieve it but quickly lost consciousness.

In a panic, the man’s mother jumped into the toilet to help her son, but she too quickly lost consciousness, the paper said.

After seeing her husband and mother-in-law faint the woman who originally dropped the phone also fainted.

The father-in-law and two neighbors who jumped inside to aid the victims also fainted.

Finally, villagers tied a rope on to rescuers and they took turns pulling the six people out of the pit.

The woman’s husband and mother-in-law died at the hospital while the woman, her father-in-law, and a neighbor were all injured.

Villagers told the paper the victims were in the waste for no more than five minutes.