SINGAPORE - At mortuaries, the mood is usually sombre, as family members wait to identify the bodies of their loved ones.
But yesterday morning, a fight broke out between two brothers just outside the mortuary at the Singapore General Hospital.
They raised their voices at each other.
One punched and kicked the other.
Others tried to stop them, but to no avail.
Things got so bad that the mother, who wanted to be known only as Madam Lian, 52, fainted on the road from shock and horror.
And it all started with a dispute over who should enter the mortuary first.
The family consisted of Madam Lian, her three sons, her daughter, and their spouses.
They were there to identify the body of Madam Lian's boyfriend, Mr Pheh Yong Cheng, 66. He was found dead at the foot of Block 9, Teck Whye Lane, at about 6am on Thursday morning.