Lady Dies Trying To Save Her Father In Anambra
A 21-YEAR-OLD nursing mother has reportedly died while attempting to save her father from a tree fall in Umungada, Umuomaku, Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The deceased, Chinwendu Ike, was crushed by the weight of her father, Mr. Samuel Ike, while falling from a pear tree.
Her mother, Franca, said the deceased was inside the house when the father climbed the tree.
She was attracted by the father’s cry for help as he clung desperately to the tree’s branch.
Franca, who said she had severally warned her husband against climbing trees on Sundays, regretted that such warnings were not heeded.
She said: “That Sunday, Samuel defied my warning. He was on the tree plucking pears when the branch he was standing broke.
He fell on another branch and as he clung unto that branch helplessly, he started calling for help.
“Chinwendu, who heard the call, ran to the backyard and saw her falling father who had already slipped from the second branch.
As she stretched her hands to catch him, his head hit her on the chest.”
The deceased was confirmed dead in the hospital few days later.
The deceased was later buried in the compound, while the pear tree was cut by relatives.