Way to Die #264
"Crate and Buried"
Name of the death is a pun on "crate and barrel"
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"If Ahmed and Ali were allowed to look into the future and see how their lives would end, they'd be crushed."
Date August 15, 2004
Location Darfur, Sudan
Episode this death
was featured in
"Dead Before They Know It"
"Killer Tan"
"This Bird Has Flu"

"Crate and Buried", Way to Die #264, is the third death to be featured in "Dead Before They Know It", which has been originally aired on March 23, 2011.


Two thieves named Ahmed and Ali in Sudan steal supply crates needed for refugees. As Ahmed and Ali celebrate, they suddenly get crushed by a falling, two-ton supply crate that had a faulty parachute. After the two thieves are crushed, the people that they chased away come back for the supplies.

"Wouldn't it be great if people this evil got what's coming to them? Hold on... What's that sound? Say hello to two tons of instant karma."


  • On December 3, 1998, a Belgian Air Force plane, dropping boxes of food by parachute to starve villagers in the Sudan, directly hit a hut, killing one man and injuring two others. A spokesman for the Belgian Defense Ministry said: "The cabin was hidden by tall grass and the crew did not detect it until it was too late.

Segment Nickname

Also known as "Air Maul" on Spike TV's website

Alternative Description

This was the description for the death as seen on Spike TV's website.

"Three African militiamen hoarding UN relief supplies are crushed by an airdropped crate in the middle of the desert."

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