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Man gulps acid after quarreling with wife

04 June 2014, 09:08 Kennedy Odhiambo

Nairobi - There was drama in Mathare Estate as a man stirred up a crowd Tuesday morning after attempts to commit suicide were foiled by neighbors.

The man swallowed hydrochloric acid to take his life for fear of being left by his wife. Fortunately the neighbours intervened and saved the man as he discharged a white foam and rolled on the veranda, while three men squeezed milk down his throat and forced him vomit the acid before it could affect him.

The man managed to regain consciousness as he staggered along before he was rushed to hospital after 20 minutes gasping for breath.

Eyewitnesses who thronged the area said the man resorted to the act due to domestic quarrels though the real cause is yet to be established.

"It is sad and unfortunate for a man to try to kill himself because of a woman,’’ said a witness.

It is believed the man is a driver with the police service.

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