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Busiest morgue

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  • Who: Salt River Morgue

  • What: Busiest morgue

  • Where: South Africa

The Salt River Morgue, Cape Town, South Africa, handled more than 30,000 cadavers in 1998. Almost 4,000 of these dead bodies have untraceable identities and are often the victims of violent crime. All cadavers undergo an autopsy and the nameless corpses are buried in plots marked with numbers.


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