Six commit suicide in China to avoid cremation law

Six elderly people in China commited suicide before a June regulation that bans burials.

Six commit suicide in China to avoid cremation law

World Bulletin / News Desk

Six elderly people in eastern China have killed themselves prior to an upcoming ban on coffin burials, a local newspaper reported.

The Beijing News daily quoted family members of the six elderly as saying that their relatives had taken their lives to avoid a new regulation that bodies get cremated as of June 1 in Anhui province’s Anqing city.

The report said officials had begun confiscating coffins in May, causing a psychological impact on the community, in an effort to save space.

Local government officials, however, said that complex reasons other than the coffin burial ban were behind the deaths.

Last Mod: 29 Mayıs 2014, 14:08
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