China Daily reports that two grave robbers became trapped and suffocated in a tomb in Xi’an, Shaanxi province.
Five people attempted to rob an ancient tomb in the early morning of August 10. The two robbers who were digging became trapped, forcing their accomplices to call police for help.
One of the three lookouts ran off, and the other two were arrested. One of the trapped robbers was found dead, and the other died on the way to the hospital.
Police are continuing to search for the robber who ran off.
In March, four men were convicted by a Xi’an court of digging up dead women in order to carry out “ghost marriages”.
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