Man who loved his car so much chooses to get buried in it
GB news 24 desk//
A recent online video from Baoding, North China’s Hebei province, has attracted web users’ attention.
It shows an unusual scene — a silver Hyundai Sonata being used as a coffin to hold a dead body as it is lowered into a grave by excavator, reports asiaone.com.
The man, identified by his surname Qi, died in his village in Baoding city in Hebei province on Monday, reports AB TV.
He specified in his will that he wants to be laid to rest in a car instead of a traditional coffin, according to Kan Kan News.
His family was able to locate an old Hyundai Sonata and bought it for 10,000 yuan (£1,173).
Families in big cities such as Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou averagely spend around 80,000 yuan (£9,391) on a funeral, according to Shanghai Daily.
The funeral for the car lover was then carried out on Tuesday.
Video footage of the bizarre service shows the silver saloon bearing the body of the man being slowly lowered into the grave by an excavator.
The grave was specifically dug to fit the saloon and was seen held in place securely with cement plates on the sides.
Mourners were seen paying their respects at the service and standing around to guide the car into its large grave. The car still had its license plate attached.
After the car-coffin was placed carefully into the grave, the excavator filled the hole with soil.
While the service appears relatively bizarre on the surface, an increasing amount of Chinese people are being presented in coffins that represent their social status.
Many believe that owning things like a car and a house while on earth is a matter of dignity and the same is true for when they die.
Being buried in a car implies what this man achieved while he was alive.