There was pandemonium after a strange coffin was reported to have refused to be buried . According to reports, drama started when the body arrived at the local New Apostolic Church for service in the morning in Chilombo area of Kaoma District in Mangango constituency, Zambia.
It was gathered that the coffin reportedly refused to enter the church building upon being removed from the canter and instead led its bearers to a house and plunged it through the window breaking glass panes and lodged inside the house.
It took police to fire tear gas canisters to control the irate mob which had gathered the witness the shocking incident.
According to Kaoma District Commissioner, Kennedy Liale Mubanga, it took the reinforcement of soldiers who were led by the Battalion Commander from the 5ZR army barracks who went to retrieve the coffin and a forced burial was ordered by the DC in the afternoon.
The deceased is named Lilian Kanunga, female aged 47, unmarried of Kalyangu village in the same area.
This is according to a press statement issued by Kaoma District Commissioner, Kennedy Liale Mubanga yesterday.