A corpse bizarrely ended up more than six feet under – when two men were caught carrying a COFFIN on a busy metro system.
Video shows the duo with the heavy load in Moscow, in a clip which has been widely shared in Russia.
However officials say they did not break any rules by bringing it down with them.
Eyewitnesses said their load was “heavy” and they had to stop several times as they heaved the coffin to and from the underground.
They were caught on video at Novokosino metro station.
Reports say the men were eventually asked to leave by metro staff, but it is unclear if they had completed their journey at this point.
Accounts vary as to whether there was a dead body inside, and it is unknown if the red-draped coffin was fully opened by security men to check its contents.
However the metro’s press service later explained the men had not broken any rules and had paid an extra fee for carrying “a bulky item” on the train.
They were not carrying a “prohibited item” and did “not violate any rule”, said the press service.
One idea was that they were late for a funeral due to notoriously heavy traffic in Moscow.
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