Friends lift man’s body from coffin and put it on the back of the motorbike for one last ride in Ecuador
Friends lift the body of a 21-year-old murdered man from the coffin and put it in the back of a motorbike for one last ride in Ecuador
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- A group of friends in Ecuador removed the body of Erick Cedeno, 21, from his coffin
- They then placed him in the back of a motorbike for a final farewell ride
- Cedeno was killed after being shot while on his way to a funeral last week
A group of friends lifted the body of their murdered boyfriend from his coffin to give him one last motorcycle ride as a bizarre farewell to Ecuador.
Erick Cedeno’s body was taken from his coffin by a group of his friends in Portoviejo, in the Ecuadorian province of Manabi.
Cedeno, 21, died last weekend after being shot by two assailants on his way to a funeral.
Video footage showed a group of friends taking their deceased friend Erick Cedeno, 21, on a final motorcycle ride after his death in Ecuador
Cedeno was removed from his wooden coffin by his group of friends for the ride. They claimed to have received permission to send Cedeno’s family
Video footage shows the group exiting Cedeno from his wooden coffin and transporting his body to a waiting motorbike.
He is then placed behind the rider, and another friend then sits behind Cedeno to make sure his body does not fall during the ride.
As the men move Cedeno’s body, a large crowd has also gathered to observe the bizarre scene.
The motorbike then rolls down a road and some of the friends who helped organize the start can be seen clapping and raising their hands in the air.
La Repubica also reports that friends poured alcoholic drinks on Cedeno’s coffin.
The group claim to have received permission from Cedeno’s parents for the shipment – but authorities have called the incident “aberrant.”
Friends could be seen clapping and triumphantly raising their hands in the air as they positioned Cedeno on the motorcycle
Although none of those involved in removing Cedeno’s body from its coffin have been arrested by authorities.
And due to his funeral being considered a private function, an investigation into the incident has not been opened.
In some parts of the world, digging up deceased relatives is considered a traditional custom – those coming out of graves are washed and sometimes dressed in new clothes.