Bodies to be stacked double in old graves

June 7, 2007

Graves are to be reopened to allow bodies to be stacked one on top of another in a controversial move announced by the Government yesterday.

Graves are to be reopened to allow bodies to be stacked one on top of another in a controversial move announced by the Government yesterday

Bodies buried for as little as 75 years could be dug up and re-buried in deeper ground to allow another coffin to be interred above.

The name of the newly-buried person could even be added to the headstone.

This follows Government research which found that cemeteries and graveyards will be full within 30 years.

The decision is likely to unsettle religious groups concerned about the sanctity of burial grounds and charities for the bereaved.

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