Wednesday, September 22, 2021


Cambodian villagers killed by toxic rice wine at funeral

Most villages in Cambodia have two or three ramshackle stills operating with no legal controls, inspections or quality controls.

India’s crematoriums buckle as Covid dead pile up

The chimney of one electric furnace in Ahmedabad cracked and collapsed after being in constant use for up to 20 hours every day for the past two weeks, while some crematoriums in Lucknow have run out of wood and are asking people to bring it themselves.

Britain falls silent in tribute to Prince Philip

The funeral ceremony with just 30 mourners took place entirely behind the castle's walls, with the public urged to stay away because of the pandemic.

Children die in funeral stampede as Tanzania mourns ex-president

Reports say the death toll from the crush and stampede could be high as 40 but officials have not confirmed this.

Indian villagers carry corpse to bank to withdraw funeral money

Unable to find any valuables to pay for his funeral, Mahesh Yadav's neighbours took his bank passbook – and his corpse – to the bank, refusing to leave until the branch manager released his money.

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