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3 elders choked and died on rice cake

source: sun

translated by cici@AsianEU

 

3 choked to death incidents on New Year's Day where two elderly women and an old man had rice cakes and carrot cake stuck in throat causing asphyxiation, resulting in the death of one person.

 

88-years-old man died of eating cake lived in a nursing home on Yen Chow Street for nearly three years. At about two o'clock yesterday afternoon, staff served fried rice cakes to celebrate the Lunar New Year, and staffs were extremely cautious cutting rice cake into small pieces before serving it to elders. Old man was chronically ill and had only a few teeth left, so he was not allowed to eat rice cakes, yet some well-intentioned elders who also lives in the nursing home with elders secretly shared rice cake with the old man. After the old man put rice cakes into mouth, rice cake stuck in the throat and fell unconscious. Therefore, staff immediately called the police, but the old man was dead after being sent to hospital for emergency treatment. In addition, in Kwong Ming Court in Tseung Kwan O and Yuen Long Southern Village, at 12 o'clock and 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, there were also two 70 years-old women having carrot cake and rice cake stuck in throat respectively, luckily the two were safe after taken to hospital.

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Elderly are just like adolescent, need caring. would you let your baby put anything in his/her mouth that can potentially chock them??

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wow thats bad ... they shouldnt be feeding them rice cake

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The elders should have the rice cake cut into small pieces for them to prevent choking. Hope they rest in peace. They are in a better place now.

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how sad.. they shouldn't be eeling anything tat elder can't eat cuz they don''t hv d teeth 3 support

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shouldve cut it into smaller pieces Elders need delagate caring. but R.I.P

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I feel sorry of the death of the elderly person. Can that be said that is destiny

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Wow the rice cakes must be dfifficult to swallow, poor old soul, got choked for eating rice cake.

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I can't believe you can choke on rice cakes, they must be very hard to chew. !

Edited by R.E.D

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at their age, they need something that is soft and easy to swallow.

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i did not know someone can die from eating rice cakes. and why didn't the people at the nursing perform cpr or give the old man that Heimlich maneuver! aren't they probably trained?

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pityful, i guess they should eat slowly become is hard and hard to swallow

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This goes to show you that those in nursing homes do things for a reason. If they don't give someone rice cake to avoid choking, don't give some to them.

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awwww...thats so sad that just the chinese saying " good heart but doing bad things"

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choked on rice cake? how can the people be so careless. omg. this is a shock. gotta be careful whatever u are eating.

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in response to some posters

:Old man was chronically ill and had only a few teeth left, so he was not allowed to eat rice cakes, yet some well-intentioned elders who also lives in the nursing home with elders secretly shared rice cake with the old man.:

it was also stated in the article the people DID cut up the food??

 

but in the end, who do the people point their fingers to? the workers. -_-;;;;; sigh. people aren't allowed things FOR A REASON. -.- it's like feeding diabetic people a sh*tload of candy just because it's halloween. DON'T DO IT. a special day is NOT an exception to play around with someone's health -_-

 

 

i did not know someone can die from eating rice cakes. and why didn't the people at the nursing perform cpr or give the old man that Heimlich maneuver! aren't they probably trained?

considering the texture of a rice cake, even if they had done CPR, it may be hard to dislodge it from the person's throat. but lord.. let's HOPE they are properly trained or else WTF?

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omg the people that shared the rice cake with the old man must be regretful.

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