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Labasa Man in Coma after Falling From Mango Tree

  A 32-year-old Labasa man who fell from a mango tree on Monday remains in a coma at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva. Eliki Prasad was airlifted to Suva
12 Oct 2017 11:25
Labasa Man in Coma after Falling From Mango Tree
Colonial War Memorial Hospital

 

A 32-year-old Labasa man who fell from a mango tree on Monday remains in a coma at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva.

Eliki Prasad was airlifted to Suva yesterday and is admitted at the CWM Hospital Intensive Care Unit.

Loretta Chand of Vunivau, Labasa said her husband, Mr Prasad, was vomiting blood after he fell from the tree on Monday.

“The doctors told me that my husband had four broken ribs which damaged his lungs, making it difficult for him to breathe and as a result he went into a coma,” she said.

Mrs Chand was still in a state of shock yesterday because it was like any other normal day.

“My husband always climbed the mango tree during the day because he liked eating mangoes and our two children wanted to eat mangoes that day,” she said.

“Often he used to play tricks on me such as pretending that he fell down and I would rush out of the house to wake him up.

“That day I was sitting down sewing clothes inside the house.

“Suddenly I heard a sound and when I looked out the window, I saw him falling down along with a branch and I thought he was again playing a trick on me.”

Ms Chand said their children ran to her and told her that their father was not moving and was vomiting blood. With the help of their neighbour’s, Ms Prasad took him to hospital.  Police spokesperson Inspector Jokatama Qio could not be reached for comment.

Edited by Mohammed Ali

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