Funeral Homes Forced To Store Bodies in Garages

Funeral Homes Forced To Store Bodies in Garages

( – New information from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) suggests that deaths rose sharply in the foreign country throughout 2022. According to a Science Norway exclusive published on December 21, the healthcare authority has recorded over 2,700 more deaths than originally predicted.

Funeral homes are reportedly struggling to keep up with the influx of bodies. Norwegian news outlet Dagbladet Trondheim claims that Svanholm & Vigdal Gravferd, a company that provides funeral home services, has been forced to store bodies in a garage in an emergency cold room in order to create space. It reports a 28% increase in the number of people using the business to prepare their loved ones for burial.

Svanholm & Vigdal Gravferd’s General Manager, Lars Svanholm, told the news outlet that the business hadn’t experienced such an influx for nearly four generations. It theorized that influenza might be contributing to increased mortality rates.

The NIPH attributed the largest increase to people in older age groups. Camilla Stoltenberg, the director of the health agency, told Dagbladet Trondheim it is actively “monitoring deaths and the causes of death.” The NIPH is trying to figure out whether the uptick in deaths is a long-term issue or if 2022 is just an outlier.

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