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makeshift mortuary

A popular UK term for any place, usually understood to be on hospital grounds, used to store bodies of the deceased, which has not been previously designated as such or formally approved by a deeming authority for such purpose.
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Relatives of the missing checked in at a makeshift morgue set up next to the buried homes.
Clutching photos of loved ones, families of victims stood in line outside a makeshift morgue near the excavation site, some of them crying, to see if they recognized any corpses.
Instead, Park visited the southwestern port of Jindo, which had served as a makeshift morgue when the ferry sank on April 16 a year ago.
The ice rink, which was used as a makeshift morgue in the days that followed, was the hub of the community and eventually, the skaters and curlers returned.
The statement added, "Inside the camp, the delegation witnessed 52 bodies in a makeshift morgue.
FOR the third time in three days a Cairo mosque was turned into a makeshift morgue.
Among those killed on Friday was a son of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie, shot dead close to al-Fath mosque, which was rapidly transformed into a makeshift morgue and a refuge for hundreds of Mursi's supporters, looking to escape the bloodshed.
The mosque had become a makeshift morgue and field hospital for the Brotherhood during a day of clashes that spilled out from the square.
An AFP correspondent who counted the bodies at a makeshift morgue at the Rab al-Adawiya camp said many appeared to have died from gunshot wounds.
The revised death toll came as forensic scientists matched body parts with each other at a makeshift morgue set up in a sports arena in Santiago de Compostela, in the north-western Galicia region, where the train crashed on Wednesday just as it was entering the outskirts of the city, said Antonio de Amo, the police chief in charge of the scientific service for Spain's National Police.
Some wept and women ululated defiantly as each body was taken from the makeshift morgue in a marble-floored section of the mosque.