Man Carrying Mother’s Coffin Killed After It Fell on Pallbearers

Samen Kondorura, a resident of North Toraja in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, died of a severe head injury after a heavy coffin carrying his deceased mother fell on the male pallbearers at a funeral on Friday.  Samen was among dozens of male relatives who were carrying his mother’s coffin.

Video footage of the incident shows the crowd climbing a bamboo ladder to put the coffin inside the lakkean, when suddenly the ladder broke and the carriers lost control of the coffin.

TribunToraja.com quoted an eyewitness, Ardi, as saying that Samen sustained a severe injury to his head in the incident.

He died on the way to the hospital.

Source: Indonesian man carrying mother’s coffin during funeral killed after it fell on pallbearers, SE Asia News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

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