Body Explodes on Cremation

Mr. Wang’s body explodes in the cremation chamber!  A Chinese man, killed by a weather rocket, was thought to have died from getting struck by lightning until his body exploded at his own funeral.Wang Diange was attending a wake in his home when an explosion took off half of his roof and left him dead in the wreckage. Because it had been a stormy day, family members and the police assumed that lightning was what killed Wang and left half of his home in ruins.

However, as Wang was being placed into the cremation chamber at his own funeral, his body exploded, causing the chamber’s oven doors to fly off their hinges. Only then, spectators discovered a small piece of twisted metal, which led them to what really killed Mr. Wang:

A small weather rocket filled with silver iodide—shot into the sky in order to break up hail into rain—failed to explode in the atmosphere, and instead had fallen through Wang’s roof and acted like a bullet, instantly killing Wang as it was lodged into his body.

Three years later, the Weather Bureau has only given the Wang family 80,000 yuan (approx. $12,000USD) as a compensation for their loss.

7 Replies to “Body Explodes on Cremation”

  1. Omg, who would have thought? Now people are getting killed by weather rockets? Everyone said weather rockets were a bad idea from the start, now I guess we are finding out whether or not thats true.

  2. What the hell is a weather rocket? since when have those existed?! pretty cool for the guy cremating him though, I’d be stoked to see some huge steel doors fly off.

  3. I’m writing a book about how to plan your death and would LOVE to include this article. How do I go about getting your permission?

  4. poor man? he was already dead, now his afterlife made him a little famous…he’s probably laughing in heaven

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