Wednesday, 2 September 2009
Burying swine flu victims in the catacombs
Someone posted on the comments section below that Exeter council had drawn up a plan to put "all the bodies" from a swine flu epidemic into the catacombs below the city. It sounded so ridiculous I could only assume it was one of the Friend of a Friend stories. But a quick Google, and it turns out to be absolutely true. Here's the authoritative report. It's probably a bit over the top in the 'worst case scenario' stakes but where to store the bodies is a genuine issue if the pandemic is at the top end of the scale. And in cold caves is probably as pragmatic a place as any.