Gravedigger Suspended After Photo Of Him With Exhumed Body Goes Viral
A gravedigger in Spain was suspended after a photo of him posing with an exhumed corpse on social media went viral.
The man, a cemetery worker, dug up the body of a man who died 23 years ago so his recently deceased wife could be added to the family tomb. When the man identified only as “Clemente” opened the crypt he discovered that the man’s body had become mummified and was still practically intact, according to the Daily News.
[su_center_ad]The niece of the deceased took a photograph of her dead relative standing next to the gravedigger and her living relation after she was contacted.
She then sent the picture to a family member via messaging service WhatsApp. then it quickly went viral. Because hey, there are two men posing next to a corpse.
Guardamar del Segura, a town near Alicante, launched an investigation into the employee.
Officials suspended the gravedigger, and the case has been referred to the Civil Guard police force.
Felipe Aldeguer, an elected official, told ABC that the incident was “unpleasant, miserable and timely,” but he added that the gravedigger “had not acted in bad faith.”
Seriously, “bad faith”? Our of respect for the dead and his family, we’re using a blurred image in this post.
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