Saturday, December 11, 2010

Burial gives students a lesson in life

Medical students in Taiwan are being buried alive in coffins - to help them appreciate the value of life.

Teenagers at Rende Medical College are being given the unusual lessons which tutors say should give them an insight into death.

The students have to write a will, dress in a funeral shroud and then climb into a coffin while they are buried under floorboards before they are released.

Professor Qiu Daneng explained: "Although it's just 10 minutes, the effect is equal to real death." Student Xiao Lin said: "I felt like I was reborn when I came out and now I know that every second counts in life."

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