British News: Double-Decker Graves

The British Government has come up with a two-tiered plan to solve the problem of overcrowded cemeteries. The Times has reported that after 2009, city councils will be permitted to dig up graves and rebury coffins deeper to make space for a second burial on top.

Only abandoned graves dating back more than 100 years would be considered for reburial under the new plan, and graves would be reused only if there were no objections, religious or otherwise, from family members.

Regarding the headstone, a second inscription would be added to the original but, in cases where the existing headstone is damaged, only the newer inhabitant would be recorded.

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