Nov 1st, 2012
British border officials got a Halloween surprise when they found three people trying to sneak into the country by hiding in a truck packed with coffins. The Border Force said three citizens of the African country Eritrea were found among dozens of coffins in the vehicle, which had been loaded up in ...
In Odd News
Jun 6th, 2012
A two-year-old boy sat up in his coffin and asked for water before laying back down again lifeless, according to a Brazilian news website. In a case that seems almost too incredible to be true, ORM claimed that Kelvin Santos stopped breathing during treatment for pneumonia at a hospital in Belem, nor...
Mar 11th, 2012
Brazzaville – Morgue workers are hurrying to finish washing the bodies of over 100 victims of last week’s deadly explosion at a Republic of Congo military base ahead of their state funeral. State radio has reported that 246 people were killed one week ago when a military arms depot went u...
In East Africa
Apr 22nd, 2011
I knew I was lost when I found myself surrounded by dozens of newly-made coffins. They were piled against the walls: adult size, child size, baby size, all smelling of freshly sawn timber. Addis Ababa’s merkato is a huge sprawling city-within-a-city; a market so vast that no one seems to be sur...