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3 siblings get heart attacks on same day

2011-11-29 15:38

Rome - Three Sicilian brothers had heart attacks on the same day which killed two of them, while the third was saved because he was visiting his mother in hospital, the Corriere della Sera daily said on Tuesday.

Guido and Alberto Garofalo were in the middle of a family picnic on Sunday in a pine forest on the slopes of Sicily's Mount Etna volcano when Guido, who was 45, suffered a heart attack and dropped dead on the spot.

His brother Alberto, 54, rushed to his brother's side but was overcome with emotion and his heart also gave way, the paper said.

The third brother, Salvatore, was visiting their elderly mother in hospital in the Sicilian city of Catania at the time and did not know what had happened to Guido and Alberto when he too suffered a heart attack.

He was immediately taken to the emergency room where doctors were able to stabilise his condition, it said.

Comments
  • Anthony - 2011-11-29 15:54

    wow

  • Lana-May - 2011-11-29 16:13

    How random...

  • Deon - 2011-11-29 16:29

    It seemed that they were very close. This has been known to happen to identical twins.

  • Gareth-P - 2011-11-29 16:34

    Thats a Family Bond...

  • Luke - 2011-11-29 16:39

    whoa! one was 45 and the other 54 thats 4+5+5+4=18/1+8=9 and 9 is the numbr of years difference between the 2! AND if you calculate their birthdays 1966(1+9+6+6=22) and 1957 (1+9+5+7=22) i would love to know the date of birth of the brother that survived?

      Luke - 2011-11-29 16:41

      theres more! take their birthdays = 22 /2+2=4 now do the same for this year 2+0+1+1=4!

      Blue - 2011-11-29 16:57

      WOAH!!!!! Luke what on earth have you been smoking?? Or are you just bored!!

      Luke - 2011-11-30 07:24

      LOL, I have this "thing" about patterns, numbers & coincidence. In fact im pretty certain that the chances are likely to be in the region of Pi-squared!...puff puff pass :P

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