A gravedigger who took a picture of a mummified man who died 23 years ago has been suspended from his job. Celestino Reyna was pictured grinning with the dead body of a man he had just dug up. The deceased man’s nephew also appeared in the photo.

The body was exhumed to be reburied in the same grave as the deceased’s wife at the cemetery in Guardamar del Segura, near Alicante on Costa Blanca, Spain. As the dead man’s niece and her husband watched the gravedigger recovering the body, they saw that the corpse had been mummified.

Thinking this would be an interesting photo opportunity, the niece of the dead man then shared thepicture with work colleagues on Whatsapp, and soon the picture went viral. The man’s niece defended her actions by saying she didn’t mean to offend anyone but merely wanted to show the effects of mummification to the dead man’s sister, according to a report in theMirror.

“We never thought this could have such serious consequences, and I did not want to show any lack of respect for my uncle.”

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