Human ashes on beach
Sand is one thing you’d typically find on a beach.
What’s not typical are urns filled with human ashes.
A Netherlands-based shipping company is apologizing after several urns filled with human remains that originated from Germany ended up washing ashore on Dutch beaches.
Citing Dutch news site RTL News, Newsweek reported three urns were recently found over a fiveday period on Katwijk and Noordwijk beaches, situated north of the Hague. The urns were marked with the dates of the births and deaths of the cremated individuals within.
How the urns washed up on the beach remained a mystery until Dutch shipping company Trip Scheepvaart admitted to screwing up on Wednesday. A company spokesman said the urns were part of a mass marine funeral that went south after a box with the three containers slipped out of an employee’s possession and sunk into the sea.
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