A Romanian family have a difficult problem to deal with. The Austrian Times reports:
Romania's fattest man, Cristian Capatanescu, 54, is to get a post-mortem liposuction so that half of him can be buried in a regular sized coffin - and the other half cremated.
Capatanescu, pictured above being moved by firemen from his home in Ramnicu Valcea, died of multiple organ failure in a Bucharest hospital bed while waiting for doctors to carry out a stomach reduction surgery to help him lose weight. Now relatives have asked if it would be possible for doctors to cut away a few bits anyway so that he will fit in a regular sized coffin. Capatanescu's family say that they cannot afford a large sized reinforced coffin and as a result want to incinerate part of his body - and bury the rest in a regular sized coffin.
His wife told local media they would have two funerals - a traditional burial and also a service for the part of him that was cremated.
Hmm . . . as a retired pastor, this poses an interesting theological problem. At the resurrection of the body, what happens if it's resurrected in two parts? I can see part of Mr. Capatanescu rising majestically from his grave, and the liposucted fat (is 'liposucted' a word? 'Liposucked', perhaps?) wobbling its way skywards from wherever else it was disposed of, and the two bits trying to find one another on the way up!