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Funerals are usually a somber affair, but for one woman, the death of a loved one was a chance to hop on top of the coffin and twerk to say goodbye. A video of the bizarre funeral dance has gone viral.

Marlon Mero Quijije was shot to death last week in a dangerous area of Manabi, Ecuador, known as ‘Seven Stabbings.’ As the 38-year-old was laid to rest, a young woman believed to be his wife straddled his coffin and thrust her hips back and forth in a performance more suited to a nightclub than a funeral.

The coffin itself was balanced across two motorbikes, and the cheering crowd clearly appreciated the woman’s moves.

A Twitter user uploaded the video, along with the caption “If my funeral isn’t going to be like this, then I don’t want to die.” It’s since been viewed nearly 11 million times.

Towards the end of her performance, the woman leaned forward and placed a kiss on the deceased’s face, visible behind a glass screen at the head of the coffin.

The video sparked some heated conversation on Twitter, with some commenters calling it“disrespectful and inappropriate,” and others quipping “if yo girl don’t do this at yo funeral is she really yo girl?”

How tf do you defend that like who in their right mind thinks that’s ok 😭

— Manny 🧛🏾‍♂️ (@Mnny_Tz) September 15, 2020

Less than a week before Quijije was shot dead, a 34-year-old lawyer was gunned down several blocks away, according to Ecuadorian newspaper El Universo.

Bizarrely, it’s not the first video of its kind. In 2017, a video of two mourners twerking over a coffin at a funeral in South America also went viral.

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Pakistan blast: At least seven dead in Peshawar school attack






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At least seven people have died after an explosion during a class at a religious school in Pakistan, police have said.

Children of various age groups are among the dead, an officer at the scene told the BBC.

Dozens of others were injured in the attack, which took place in the northern city of Peshawar.

No group has yet claimed responsibility. An investigation has been launched.

The city of Peshawar, close to the Afghan border, has seen some of the worst of the violence during the Taliban insurgency in recent years.

Six years ago, gunmen stormed a military school in the city leaving more than 150 dead, including many children.

What happened?

The blast took place at about 08:30 local time (03:30 GMT), police told the BBC.

About 60 people are understood to have been in the class at the religious school, known as a madrassa.


An eyewitness has told the police he saw a man enter the building with a bag of explosives shortly before the blast.

news agency that two teachers were injured.

Hospital officials told Reuters news agency that they had received dozens of injured, many with burns.

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Duterte seeks best Covid vaccine deal but ‘will not beg’ or allow private suppliers to rip off Philippines





Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he would pursue a direct government-to-government deal for a coronavirus vaccine with either China or Russia, warning that ‘corrupt’ private suppliers could try to swindle his country.

“Let me tell everybody that we will not beg, we will pay,” Duterte said in a televised address on Monday night, adding that while Manila is not seeking charity it also aims to sign a direct government-to-government deal without intermediaries.

The president did not indicate the status of vaccine negotiations with Beijing or Moscow, saying he merely mentioned the two countries as possible sources out of a “sense of urgency,” and that “all options” were still on the table. 

The one that could give us the best interest for the country will be chosen.

Duterte stressed the need to obtain an inoculation directly from a friendly foreign state, rather than a private business, warning that such transactions could only bring “trouble” and that a government deal would mean “no corruption.”

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Under its proposed national budget for 2021, Manila will devote some 2.5 billion Philippine pesos ($51.6 million) to vaccine procurement, which Duterte said would be overseen by Finance Secretary Carlos ‘Sonny’ Dominguez III.

“Since he is going to pay, I will listen to Sonny. If there are no funds, he will go to jail,” the president said, apparently threatening prison time for a member of his own cabinet.

Duterte previously torched Western pharma firms developing coronavirus immunizations, saying they were “all about profit,” pointing to some companies who asked for a “cash advance before they deliver the vaccine.” The leader gave a stern warning to any company who offered similar proposals, vowing “I’ll kick your a**.”

Though the president has offered to be the first in his country to take the jab developed in Russia, Sputnik V, it is not clear whether such an arrangement has been made. However, Moscow’s ambassador to the island nation, Igor Khovaev, recently stated the jab could be available to the Philippines by the end of the year.

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At least 7 killed, 70 wounded after bomb goes off at religious school in Pakistan – hospital official





At least seven people were killed and more than 70 wounded in an explosion inside a seminary in northern Pakistan on Tuesday morning. Children are among the victims.

The blast took place in Peshawar, the capital of the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Senior police official Wagar Azim told AFP that a bomb brought inside the Speen Jammat mosque, which also functions as a religious school for local children, went off in the middle of Quran studi

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