Super-sized mortuary capable of handling bodies of up to 50 stones

Super-sized mortuary capable of handling bodies of up to 50 stonesGloucester yesterday got a new coroner's Court and mortuary complex that can cater for bodies weighing up to fifty stones.

The complex, built close to the Walls roundabout in Corinium Avenue, Gloucester, provides room for sixty-two corpses and two heavy-duty trolleys that can hold bodies of up to thirty-five stones. Another heavy-duty trolley is capable of carrying a corpse weighing fifty stones.

In addition, the new complex, which is a part of a 4.6 million-pound coroner's court development in Gloucester, is equipped with larger than usual fridges.

The tremendous design provides a clearly indicates that the problem of obesity is becoming bigger in the country.

Speaking about the super-size mortuary, the complex's manager Scott Riddell Riddell said, "The dimensions have got bigger because people are getting bigger."

The Gloucestershire coroner witness around two thousand deaths per year and holds more than three hundred inquests. Previously, many of those were held in function rooms that the relatives of the deceased had to rent from hotels.