Monday, March 5, 2012

He wanted a record for the longest time buried alive, maybe he got it

A Sri Lankan man died while trying to set a record for the longest time spent buried alive, police said today.

Police said Janaka Basnayake, 24, buried himself over the weekend with the help of family and friends in a trench sealed with wood and soil in the town of Kantale, about 137 miles north of Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo.

A local newspaper reported that the trench was 10 feet deep, the Associated Press reports.