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Jiangxi Government Buried in Criticism for Destroying Coffins

Workers smash coffins in Nanling, Maojia village, in Jiangxi province on Thursday. Photo: Liang Yingfei/Caixin
Workers smash coffins in Nanling, Maojia village, in Jiangxi province on Thursday. Photo: Liang Yingfei/Caixin

On July 27, workers hired by the government took away the unused coffin that Huang Hao and his family had prepared for his elderly father and crushed it. The following morning, the father, who had just turned 80, was found dead in his bed.

“My father needed a stick to help him walk and had one or two operations in the past, but he had no major health issues before his sudden death,” Huang, a resident in the eastern province of Jiangxi, told Caixin in a recent interview.

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