Pick-up truck spills grisly load
Police thought they'd stumbled on a serial killer when a pick-up truck overturned on a motorway - and 16 bodies tumbled onto the tarmac.
Police sealed off the road in Luozhou, Sichuan province, China, but abandoned a murder hunt when the driver turned out to be a professor from the city's medical school who'd bought the bodies for his students to use in class.
"They began to go off pretty quickly once they were stretched out in the sun. The smell was sickening," said one motorist.
Police summoned ambulances from a nearby morgue to take the bodies to their their final resting place - in the college fridge.
Now the college is facing furious public criticism for carrying bodies "without dignity" on the back of a truck.
A spokesman for the Luozhou Medical School said:"We bought the bodies legally and fairly.
"They are the remains of unclaimed murder victims, street people who have died and criminals who have been executed."
what do you think?
Eeeeeeeeuuuuugh Burke and Hare
Oh well then, if they are only dead "street people" and murder victims who weren't cared enough about to even be claimed, then transporting them 16 at a time, packed into a pickup is just fine! How disrespectful.
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And thats what they call a civilized nation!!!!!!!
Bill Will Green
And you think students in this country don't 'practice' on cadavers, get real, it's done in every 'civilised' country in the world!
No thats not is regarded as a civilised nation! Just the richest and most productive in the world!!! And the most backward industrial nation around!
I suppose we should be thankful that they didnt either run them over with a tank in a main city square or make a meal out of them.
If the bodies had been donated to sicence to help others to learn to be Doctors great better than burying them in a grave and letting the bodies be eaten by magotsl
lol i would off liked to have seen the cops face