An elderly man from the village of Sivec near Kavadarci attempted to kill his wife and them committed suicide yesterday.

Police found the 84 year old woman with serious injuries. Her 73 year old husband, who cared for his sick wife for years, tried to kill her as his health also began to deteriorate. The man used an ax and other weapons to attack his wife, but didn’t finish her off. He then drowned himself in the Crna river.

The woman is in critical condition and is treated in Skopje.