They say the dead are to be respected as it is the last time we get to see them. But that didn’t seem to be as the lifeless body of a teenager was left at a garage and coffin confiscated.
The funeral directors took it away when the family couldn’t pay the £120 bill – leaving the teenager’s body “lying on a garage floor” before donations meant the funeral could go ahead.
A grieving family which could not afford to pay for the burial fees had their deceased family member’s body left on the floor, as it was allegedly reported that the directors of the burial parlor left the body on the floor.
They couldn’t afford the £120 bill – and the teenager’s body was reportedly left in a garage where the wake was taking place, still surrounded by flowers and incense candles.
The funeral only went ahead after mourners took to social media to ask for financial donations towards the burial.
The incident happened in the town of Tehuacan in the Mexican state of Puebla.
The teen, 19, died from natural causes and the funeral bill came to 3,500 Mexican pesos – about £120.
Quite unfortunate and a sad story. It is arguably the worst thing that could happen to any family.