A grieving man was crushed to death by his own mother’s coffin during her funeral procession.
Samen Kondorura, 40, was carrying his mom Berta’s coffin during a service in Indonesia’s Parinding valley, in the North Toraja district when one pallbearer missed his step shifting the ladder, which collapsed almost immediately.
Dozens were sent flying onto the ground, with horrified onlookers screaming and rushing to Kondorura’s aid.
After he was struck, Kondorura was taken to a hospital, where he died.
Julianto Sirait, chief commissioner of the Tana Toraja resort police force, told AFP:
“As the mother’s coffin was being raised to the lakkian, suddenly the ladder shifted and collapsed, the coffin fell and hit the victim.”
Kondorara’s body has been laid to rest beside his mother, it has been reported.