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EXASPERATED: Family members of Mr Soh Kang Gee at Mandai Crematorium.
EXASPERATED: Police officers at the scene.
"We are all very upset. We spoke to the crematorium officers and all they could say was, 'Sorry, sorry'." - Mr Tan (above), a son-in-law of the deceased.
Mr Soh Kang Gee.

Deeply saddened by the death of a loved one, the grieving family suffered another blow at Mandai Crematorium on Tuesday.

A coffin carrying the body of Mr Soh Kang Gee, 84, ended up in the wrong furnace, out of sight from his mourners.

As a result, none of them had the chance to bid him goodbye.

One of Mr Soh's sons-in-law said: "It's not something that can be replayed. We are all very upset."

The National Environment Agency (NEA) said that it deeply regretted the incident.

Its spokesman added: "NEA has apologised for the distress caused to the family. NEA will also be reviewing our procedures to prevent recurrence of this error, and disciplinary action will be taken as appropriate."

Read the full report in our print edition on Nov 19.

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