Six injured by falling coffin

Six people were injured at San Lorenzo Cemetery in Ronda when a ladder which was being used to get a coffin into a niche collapsed.


While staff at the cemetery were lifting the coffin into the niche, the ladder collapsed and they dropped the coffin, which hit several people who were on the ground below.

None of them was seriously injured, but they were taken to the Serrania de Ronda Regional Hospital to be treated.

At least one of the injured parties was working at the cemetery at the time.

The councillor in charge of the cemetery, Maria del Carmen Martinez, visited the location and also went to the hospital.

Despite the accident, the coffin was eventually placed in the niche, although it was slightly damaged in the fall. 

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