A man's unusual dying wish has caused quite a stir on social media in China. CGTN reports a man in North China's Baoding City asked to be buried with his silver sedan instead of in a traditional coffin. He reportedly made the special request in his will. His final wish was granted, thanks to his family. A video that went viral in China shows the car being lowered into a grave with the help of a large excavator.
The man was buried with his silver Hyundai Sonata on May 28, reports South China Morning Post quoting local media. A video posted on YouTube by CGTN shows the car being lowered into a rather large grave by an excavator. As villagers watch, three men help guide the car into the pit lined with concrete slabs.
Watch the unusual burial in progress:
"He liked cars since he was young," an unnamed villager said in a video posted on China's Twitter-like social media site, Weibo.
The unconventional burial amused some as well.
"Luckily he didn't love planes," joked one Weibo user. "A thousand years on, a museum guide can say: 'This is an ancient means of transport - extremely slow, it can only go at 100km/h,'" wrote another, imagining what may happen if years from now, the car was ever digged up. Click for more trending news