Two men were seen carrying a red-draped coffin on a metro train in Russia. A video, which has been widely shared in Russia shows the duo with the heavy load in Moscow.
Eyewitnesses said their load was “heavy” and they had to stop several times as they heaved the coffin to and from the underground train station.
However, officials say they did not break any rules by bringing it down with them. Officials added that the coffin-carrying duo had paid an extra fee for carrying “a bulky item” on the train.
Reports say the men were eventually asked to leave by metro staff, but it is unclear if they had completed their journey at this point.
Accounts vary as to whether there was a dead body inside, and it is unknown if the red-draped coffin was fully opened by security men to check its contents.