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Brazilian supermarket covers a deceased worker's body with umbrellas to keep store open
Umbrellas covering the body of a deceased worker
Umbrellas covering the body of a deceased worker Credit: Reproduction

On August 18, a 53-old salesman suffered a heart attack and died while working at a Carrefour supermarket in Recife, Brazil. The body was covered with umbrellas and surrounded by boxes, beer crates, and makeshift sidings during four hours while the establishment continued to function.

The company released a statement saying it "changed the guidelines for rare situations like this - including the mandatory closing of the store -, to bring more sensitivity and respect when dealing with fatalities."