Indian Man Walks 10 Miles With Dead Wife on Shoulders

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A viral video of a man carrying his dead wife on his shoulders has snowballed into a huge controversy in India’s eastern state of Odishsa.

After being denied an ambulance, Daana Manjhi, a poor tribal resident of Melagahara, Odisha carried his wife who died while undergoing treatment for tuberculosis at a government hospital. Left with no option, he decided to carry her body on his shoulders to reach his village located 37 miles from the hospital.

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