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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caring The Connells watched over his body for 24 hours before he was taken to a makeshift morgue.
At a makeshift morgue in the city of Escuintla, about 30 km (18.6 miles) from the explosion, distraught family members came to search for their relatives among the dead.
The makeshift morgue is in urgent need of equipment required to store and identify the bodies, Tuwaileb said.
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.
Relatives of the missing checked in at a makeshift morgue set up next to the buried homes.
Nearby, relatives of the missing checked in at a makeshift morgue set up next to the buried homes.
Gyorgy Busztin, and including UNAMI Chief of Human Rights and of Medical Sections, conducted a visit to the camp yesterday, where they met separately with the camp-s surviving residents and the commander of Diyala-s Police." The statement added, "Inside the camp, the delegation witnessed 52 bodies in a makeshift morgue. All the deceased appeared to have suffered gunshot wounds, the majority of them in the head and the upper body, and several with their hands tied.
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.