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Missing coffins? Hong Kong’s Covid-19 deaths leave funeral agents struggling to meet demand for caskets

The family of a 91-year-old man who died of heart failure were shocked to learn hours before his funeral in Hong Kong last Sunday that his coffin could not be found. With the body still at a private hospital’s mortuary, the funeral agent could not explain what happened to the HK$3,000 casket the family had chosen. “We don’t know if it was stolen or mistakenly taken away, the agent could not give an answer,” the dead man’s daughter, Irene So, a supervisor of a charity, told the Post. She said…

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