Body claimed and cremated by mistake

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The relatives of a dead man in Taichung, Taiwan, were shocked to find that his remains had been claimed and cremated by another family, reported Kwong Wah Yit Poh.

The family of Sung, who was in his 60s, had appointed an undertaker for his funeral on Jan 11.

However, a day earlier, a part-time worker for another undertaker mistakenly wheeled out Sung's body, thinking that it was that of another man who was similarly dressed.

A spokesman for the undertaker said it had agreed to waive the funeral charges for Sung's family as well as pay NT$400,000 (S$16,650) in compensation.