Husband's coffin kills woman
A 67-year-old widow was hit in the head by her husband's coffin and
died on Monday morning in Southern Brazil. The incident occurred in the
small town of Tapes in Southern Rio Grange do Sul State.
According to the Federal Highway Police (PRF), Marciana da Silva
Barcelos was sitting in the back seat of a pickup truck, which was
transporting her husband's coffin to the cemetery in nearby Alvorada
town. The truck was on the RS-717 State road when it was hit in the back
by an Alfa Romeo car. The strong impact caused the coffin slide forward
and crash into the cab, hitting Barcelos in the head. She died
The PRF said that the drivers of both cars will be questioned and
investigations will be made to determine the responsibilities.