'Oldest human' dies in Indonesia 'aged 146'


Indonesia : The Indonesian man who claimed to be 146 years old – the longest living human ever – has died in his village in Central Java.

According to his papers, Sodimedjo, also known as Mbah Ghoto (grandpa Ghoto), was born in December 1870. But Indonesia only started recording births in 1900 – and there have been mistakes before. Yet officials told the BBC his papers were valid, based on documents he provided and interviews with him. He was taken to hospital on 12 April because of deteriorating health. Six days later he insisted on checking out to return home.
Media captionThe longest living human ever?
“Since he came back from the hospital, he only ate spoonfuls of porridge and drank very little,” his grandson Suyanto told the BBC. “It only lasted a couple of days. From that moment on to his death, he refused to eat and drink.”]]>