Coffin too small for Romania`s fattest man

Last Updated: Jul 15, 2010, 15:53 PM IST

London: Doctors could perform liposuction on the body of Romania`s fattest man, who has died of multiple organ failure, so he can fit into his coffin.

Family and friends of Cristian Capatanescu — who weighed around 62 stone — say they cannot afford a larger reinforced box to bury him in.

So they want to squeeze him into a normal coffin — and have the parts of him removed through the surgery cremated.

The 54-year-old man, who died at Bucharest hospital bed, was waiting for doctors to carry out a stomach reduction op to help him lose weight at the time, reports the Sun.

However, his wife told local media they would have two funerals, a traditional burial and a service for the part of him that was cremated.