WATCH: Shanghai Care Home Realize Body Bag Senior is Still Alive

By Ned Kelly, May 2, 2022

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A senior home in Shanghai's Putuo district is under investigation after transferring an elderly citizen who was still alive to a funeral parlor, reports Shine.

The man had already been placed inside a body bag when an employee of the funeral parlor discovered him moving. They opened the bag and found the senior was still alive and breathing.

The man has been transferred to hospital and is in stable condition, according to the Putuo District Civil Affairs Bureau.

Xinchangzheng Senior Home is now under investigation.

Watch the video below to see the moment workers discovered the man was still alive. 


At the beginning of the video, a man in a hazmat suit can be heard telling the person loading the body bag into the car: "He's alive! Don't cover him up again."

Someone filming the video from a nearby window said, "A living person was put into a body bag and workers told them [the funeral parlor employees] that he was dead. The funeral parlour employees said 'he's not dead, he's moving.'"

The man filming then went on to say, "How can this still happen today? They said he's dead but he's not."

Workers in the care home discussed what they should do for several minutes before deciding to take the man back inside. 



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