DogNews: Man Crushed by Coffin


A man has been crushed to death by his mother's coffin, police in Indonesia have said.

Samen Kondorura, 40, died when a bamboo ladder collapsed as pallbearers tried to carry the coffin onto the lakkian on the island of Sulawesi.

A lakkian is a carved tower where the coffin is placed before a traditional funeral.

Julianto Sirait, chief commissioner of the Tana Toraja resort police, said the ladder had "shifted and collapsed".

The coffin and those trying to carry it had fallen several metres. Despite the efforts of onlookers, Mr Kondorura died later in hospital.

According to a witness, he had suffered a severe head injury.

Then the coffin "fell and hit the victim", he added.

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