Feb 21, 2008

Lottery for a Burial Plot

Lottery for a burial plot! Officials in a small Italian town are selling lottery tickets - for burial spot in the local cemetery. Marano, near Naples, has run out of room at the local cemetery. So the authorities have created a new emergency graveyard containing 48 plots.

But authorities fears that local people would try to bribe the officials to get burial plots. So they have decided to stage a public lottery. This weird public lottery means families winning places will be guaranteed a grave plot.

Work on a new cemetery with more than 1,000 grave plots in the Marano town is just starting. Cemetery caretaker Mario Granata said: "We had no choice but to take emergency measures. The situation was getting out of control." Link


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