Dying for a better life: South Koreans fake their funerals for life lessons

  • World
  • Wednesday, 06 Nov 2019

FILE PHOTO: Participants sit inside coffins during a "living funeral" event as part of a "dying well" programme, in Seoul, South Korea, October 31, 2019. REUTERS/Heo Ran

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean service is offering free funerals - but only to the living.

More than 25,000 people have participated in mass "living funeral" services at Hyowon Healing Center since it opened in 2012, hoping to improve their lives by simulating their deaths.

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