A fairly aged man who fondly climbs trees for fun has lost his daughter after crushing her to death on his way down from a tree in his compound.
The incident which occurred in the Umuomaku community in Anambra State, shocked many residents as there was no candid reason for the man to have climbed the tree in the first place.
The deceased, Chiwendu is said to have rushed to the area in the bid to save her father who was falling off the tree. Sadly, his weight ended up crushing her to death.
The 21-year old lady was also reported to have been nursing a three-month-old baby before her death.
Meanwhile, the tree climber was rushed to the hospital and has been receiving treatments. However, the condition of his health is yet to be ascertained.
Speaking on the sad event, Chiwendu’s mother Franca Ike said, “I had warned my husband several times to stop climbing trees to no avail. He was on the tree plucking pears when the branch he was standing on broke.
“He fell on another branch and as he clung helplessly unto that one, he called for help. My daughter, who heard the call, ran out to the backyard and met her father falling after he had slipped from the second branch.
“As she stretched out her hands to catch her father, his head hit her on the chest.
“She was confirmed dead in a nearby hospital a few hours ago.”
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