Photos : Meet the fastest grave-diggers in central Europe

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Winners, brothers Ladislav (L) and Csaba Skladan from Slovakia,

Two brothers are currently the fastest grave diggers in central Europe after winning a grave-digging competition at an international exhibition of funeral, burial and cremation services on Thursday.

Ladislav and Csaba Skladan, aged 43 and 41 respectively, from Slovakia, dug a grave 1.5 meters deep, two meters long and 90 centimeters wide in 54 minutes in the Slovak town of Trencin. The brother beat 10 other teams made up of 2 diggers each to clinch the title. Their grave was also the neatest.

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Speaking on their win, Ladislav said;

I had to focus on speed today but usually, when the weather is nice and I can chat with my brother, it’s a dream job.

Photos from the competition below,

Winners poses for a family photo after a grave digging championship in Trencin, Slovakia, November 10, 2016, where eleven pairs of gravediggers are competing in digging based on accuracy, speed, and aesthetic quality. REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa

Winners poses for a family photo after a grave digging championship in Trencin, Slovakia, November 10, 2016, where eleven pairs of gravediggers are competing in digging based on accuracy, speed, and aesthetic quality. 

 

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A gravedigger rests after competing in a grave digging championship in Trencin, Slovakia, November 10, 2016, where eleven pairs of gravediggers are competing in digging based on accuracy, speed, and aesthetic quality. REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa

A gravedigger competes in a grave digging championship in Trencin, Slovakia, November 10, 2016, where eleven pairs of gravediggers are competing in digging based on accuracy, speed, and aesthetic quality. REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa

Gravediggers rest after competing in a grave digging championship in Trencin, Slovakia, November 10, 2016, where eleven pairs of gravediggers are competing in digging based on accuracy, speed, and aesthetic quality.  REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa

Gravediggers rest after competing in a grave digging championship in Trencin, Slovakia, November 10, 2016, where eleven pairs of gravediggers are competing in digging based on accuracy, speed, and aesthetic quality. REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa

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