A Chinese man and his mother died trying to save a cell phone that had been dropped into a pit of poop.
According to the South China Morning Post, a woman accidentally saw her brand new, $300 phone fall into an open-pit toilet in Henan, China, last Wednesday.
Her husband jumped in to find it and soon lost consciousness.
His mother then dove in to save him, but lost consciousness as well. The woman who dropped the phone followed and also passed out.
Neighbors were called for help, but they also fainted almost as soon as they stepped inside.
One neighbor told the SCMP,
The smell was too strong. I lost consciousness before I could see anything.
More villagers eventually tied themselves to a rope and pulled out six people.
Less than five minutes had passed before the six were lying unconscious in the cesspool, knee deep in excrement.
The husband and mother-in-law died in the hospital while the woman and one neighbor remain in critical condition.
The woman and her deceased husband have a 1-year-old son.
The two victims died from suffocating on the excrement.