makeshift mortuary

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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 wept after they identified the bodies in a makeshift morgue and took them away to be buried in a mass grave.
The iconic building has had a chequered existence, being used as a theatre, cinema, makeshift morgue during the Blitz, a gay nightclub, bingo hall, and a dance club in the 90s.
Then dozens of white sheets and black blankets covering tiny bodies as they were carried to the makeshift morgue.
Nearby, relatives of the missing checked in at a makeshift morgue set up next to the buried homes.
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.
CARNAGE Bodies lie under sheets in makeshift morgue
The statement added, "Inside the camp, the delegation witnessed 52 bodies in 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.
DEVASTATED Z A man looks for his realtives in a makeshift morgue in Cairo
An AFP correspondent who counted the bodies at a makeshift morgue at the Rabaa al-Adawiya camp said many appeared to have died from gunshot wounds.
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.