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Thousands of mourners in Peru were appalled after clumsy funeral workers dropped a casket carrying a popular former mayor, sending his body tumbling out of the coffin, in an error sure to land them on the graveyard shift.
Some 3,000 residents gathered this week to pay respects to Moises Tacuri Garcia, formerly the provincial mayor of Tarma in central Peru, but instead of a somber celebration of the official’s achievements, the funeral would take a shocking detour.
As Garcia’s casket was lowered into his grave, workers lost control, sending one end of the coffin tumbling, and the former mayor’s body along with it, prompting screams and gasps from horrified onlookers assembled around the burial site.
originally posted by: Floridadreamin
That would be a HUGE lawsuit in the US. The emotional pain and suffering would be worth millions.
originally posted by: Buvvy
Million dollar idea - latches/lock for coffins.
With all of the nickel and diming that Funeral Homes do I’m kinda amazed that they don’t come with one.
Deters grave robbers, and people at the funeral home from tampering with the body.
The family could witness the coffin be closed and securely locked and then leave the funeral home to head to the gravesite knowing their loved one has not been tampered with.