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Wife dies of heart attack after witnessing husband fall to death drying clothes

The elderly woman was given CPR and sent to the hospital, but could not be saved

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A 70-year old woman suffered a heart attack and died after she witnessed her 84-year old husband fall from their 10th-storey flat.

According to a Lianhe Wanbao report, the man was hanging clothes out to dry when he fell to his death.

The couple lived in Toa Payoh and both died on Tuesday, August 20.

One of their neighbours, told the Chinese daily that she had initially thought a bamboo pole had fallen when she heard the loud thud. However, when she looked out of her window and saw her neighbour on their ground, she told her grandchildren to call the police immediately.

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The body was discovered with a bamboo pole and several clothes next to it.

The police have classified the case as unnatural death.

Another neighbour known told Wanbao that SCDF personnel were seen entering the couple’s unit and then bringing the elderly woman, who was unconscious, out on a stretcher.

The man’s wife allegedly suffered from a heart attack upon seeing what had happened to her husband. The elderly woman was given CPR and sent to the hospital, but could not be saved.

The elderly couple have a son and two daughters, one of whom lives with them in the 10th-storey flat.

Another one of their daughters is said to visit the elderly couple often with her own child, who is in primary school.

Police investigations are still ongoing. /TISG

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