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World 21 Sep 2021 | 6:23 PM

In Haiti, festive wakes and Voodoo undertakers help mourners say their last goodbyes

GRAND-BERA, Haiti (Reuters) - Anaira Jules, who lived her whole life in a small hamlet in rural Haiti, had never set foot on a plane. But for her last journey, she was sent off in a gleaming white, plane-shaped coffin complete with a wing-tail and illuminated portholes.

Sabah & Sarawak 31 Aug 2021 | 7:00 AM

Sabah undertakers overwhelmed as deaths rise

KOTA KINABALU: Undertakers, especially those involved in dealing with Covid-19 related deaths, are working back to back with little time to rest, following the increasing number of Covid-19 related deaths in Sabah.

Nation 22 Jul 2021 | 7:00 AM

Negri exco trying to lower cost of funerals

SEREMBAN: Irked by some undertakers overcharging families for the final rites of those who died from Covid-19, a state executive councillor will assist in getting more fune­ral service providers to keep the cost affordable.

Indonesia 17 Jul 2021 | 7:00 AM

Grim task for volunteers

AFTER his work as a taxi driver dried up because of Indon­esia’s new coronavirus restrictions, Ardi Novriansyah offered his driving skills to help his home city’s buckling medical system.