As torrential rain which led to terrible floods swept through China, a 39-year-old man was forced to make a split second decision – whether to save his wife, 2 kids and sick father or his mum who lived across town.
Gao Fengshou knew that a serious storm was on its way to Daxian Village, in Xingtai City of North China’s Hebei Province, he did nothing about the safety of his family but went to sleep instead while his family members stayed up worrying about the storm.
When the floods started coming in, his 30-year-old wife, Zhang Xiaoyan, woke him up to tell him that the house was been flooded, rather than save his wife, 2 children and sick father, the man made the choice to rush across town to save his mother whose old family home was already waist-deep in water and abandoned his wife, kids and his father to their fate.
After he succeeded in rescuing his mother, he found that he could not return to his home as the floodwaters were already up to his chest.
After waiting several hours for the water to recede, he rushed back to his house and was pleased to find his wife, the kids, and his dad huddled on the roof of the house.
His wife justifiably left him and he’s now begging her to forgive him and return back.
The Daxian village was almost wiped out by the flood, about At 112 people died in that flood and 91 others have gone missing.