The mother and wife are drowning; you have the chance to save just one person. Who will you save?
A man in China has had to make this difficult decision after water levels in China’s Hebei province reached dangerous levels.
Gao Fengshou had to make the decision of whether to save his mother or his wife. And he chose his mother.
He left his wife, two children and his own father to check on his mother who lived some distance away. After some time there, he came back; found that the rest of his family had made it to the roof and then returned to his mother’s for a second time.
When Gao came back, he realised his wife had left him, taken the children away and the equivalent of 900 cedis in savings to her own father’s house.
According to reports by Chinese local media, the man has tried to convince his wife of five years to come back but she is yet to do so.
Until last year, China had a strict one child policy, introduced in 1979, to slow the population growth rate.
The policy has been blamed for the ‘over pampering’ of children in China and the unusual attachment of children to their parents.
Many parts of China have been hit by floods this summer and China Daily reports that over 100 people have died and 110 missing.