makeshift mortuary

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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Another poem is focused on the extraordinary story of a young arsonist who posed as a caretaker and set fire to the chapel in Aberfan which had been used as a makeshift mortuary on the day of the tragedy.
Now an A&E nurse at Sheffield Northern General Hospital, Tara also recalled running into the gym not realising it had become a makeshift mortuary.
THE shameful cover-up to smear victims of the Hillsborough disaster began as their bodies lay in a makeshift mortuary.
Aged 17 at the time, she discovered Andrew had died when her father returned from the gymnasium being used as a makeshift mortuary for the victims.
They had entered the mosque a day earlier, turning it into a makeshift mortuary for dozens of protesters killed on Thursday.
He also revealed that his father tended the makeshift mortuary after the fire and was left 'a broken man' by the terrible sights he saw.
You are in a car speeding through Dublin towards the west year after year the journey uncoils past the same landmarks Kilmainham Jail strapped to a chair bullet to the brain on by the Rowntree Mackintosh factory where the black and yellow and orange and red fruit gums and sugar-covered pastilles spit out of humming machines through the streets by the Deadman's Inn where in the last century the cellar was a makeshift mortuary for corpses carried in from stagecoaches and a little further up the road the Spa Hotel perched on a hillside like some angular magpie on a branch.
Yesterday his body, scarred by numerous cigarette burns, was laid out beside his father's in a makeshift mortuary at an old meat store in the coastal city of Misrata.
The team were sent to a makeshift mortuary in a bombed-out factory in Tuzla with no electricity or running water.
JUST over 20 years ago, as a young reporter, I witnessed a scene I never thought I would see in this country - dozens of bodies laid out in a makeshift mortuary at a football ground.
At least 235 bodies were being stored in a makeshift mortuary at a school for Italy's Finance Police outside L'Aquila.