Undertakers fight over dead body in Ukraine
The incident took place in the city of Kirovograd, Ukrainian television channel TSN reported on Wednesday. A dead body was found at a garage block and local police called for a communal funerals company to pick it up. However, upon arrival, the communal workers discovered that a private undertaking company was already on site with the same intention.
An argument ensued, followed by a brawl in which at least one of the sides used a tire iron as a weapon. No serious injuries were reported, however.
The communal company eventually won and took the body to their morgue, but the private company refused to comply and filed a lawsuit in a local court accusing the rivals of unfair competition. The other party has followed suit.