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Man Presumed Dead from Road Accident Found Alive 9 Years after Cremation(Photos)



  • Zhou Kangluo had escaped from a care home in China in 2014 before a body his family thought was his was discovered on the roadside
  • Kangluo’s family proceeded with cremating the remains of the elderly man before he was positively identified as alive by his grandson
  • A DNA test conducted on Kangluo matched that of his brother, begging the question of whose body was cremated

A man thought to have died in a fatal road crash in 2014 has been found alive.

Zhuo Kangluo
Zhuo Kangluo, an elderly man who had been thought dead from a fatal road accident, has been found alive 9 years after his mistaken cremation. Photo: Zhuo Kangluo’s family, L’observateur, Lee Trewhela.
Source: UGC

Mistaken cremation

The family of Zhuo Kangluo had proceeded to cremate, remains recovered from the accident scene and thought to be his.

According to The  Sun, Zhuo, who was a resident at a nursing home, went missing in China after he escaped from a hospital.


The elderly man had made a surprise appearance in a village and was acting strangely which caught the attention of law enforcement officers.

Through a missing person’s poster, Zhou’s grandson was able to positively identify him. DNA samples that were taken from the man matched that of his brother.

When the young man visited his grandfather, the man began crying and was able to pen down the names of his family members.

According to the Metro, authorities in the country are tirelessly working to identify the man who was mistakenly cremated, thought to be Zhuo.

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