Father has kept his son's body on ice for years

By Gong Yingchun
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54岁老汉痛失爱子 将尸体藏入冰柜保存6年(图)

Tian Xueming stands in front of the freezer that holds his son. [China.com.cn] 

Within one short decade, a desperate father lost both of his children. In a bid to console himself, he stored his son's remains in an ice chest inside the house for six years. This way he could still see his son whenever he couldn't cope with the massive loss.

Tian Xueming, 60, a carpenter, lives in Huangling Village (in Kaixian County of Chongqing). He married Yang Hongying in 1979 and together they moved to a small house made of mud in Huangling Village. The newlyweds weren't the only ones setting up house in the small shack; they had the company of six relatives. Tian left home to make a better living for his family in the city and as time went by, the family’s living conditions did improve due to Tian’s unrelenting efforts and solid skills.

The couple had their first child in 1982, a little baby girl . In 1987, Tian Qinyuan, a boy, was born. Tian Xueming decided to spend more time with his family, so he quit his job to become a stay- at- home dad. In 1996, Tian built a three-storey house for his family; the most luxurious one in the entire village. He describes those days as the happiest of his life…

Tian's daughter, Yingying, died at the age of 15 on a hot day. Some of her father's friends had come to the house to visit Tian. When Yingying arrived home later that day, she offered to go into town and buy some vegetables. She came back after half an hour, looking pale and tired, but Yingying told him not to worry. One hour later however, they found her in the yard where she had collapsed not long before. Yingying had stopped breathing before the doctor could even make it to the house. Tian still blames himself for what happened that day, saying he didn't care for her enough. "I just cannot accept it," he said.


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