Thursday, April 19, 2007


Crematoria struggle with obese

‘Crematoria are struggling to deal with spiralling rates of obesity.

Expanding waistlines are forcing many councils to spend thousands widening their furnaces, the Local Government Association has warned.

In some cases grieving relatives have to travel hundreds of miles to find crematoria that can accommodate over-sized coffins.

Standard coffins range from 16-20 inches, but coffins up to 40 inches are becoming increasingly common.’

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