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Australia funeral director stores body of 200-kg man in car after morgue rejected body

Published on Jun 19, 2014 11:10 AM

SYDNEY (AFP) - An Australian funeral director had to store the body of a 200-kilogramme man in her car overnight after a morgue refused it for being too big, reports said on Thursday.

Ms Joanne Cummings said she had to drive for two hours back home with the corpse in her hearse, with the aircon going full blast to keep it cool.

"I actually had to turn around and drive two hours home to Roebourne (in Western Australia) and keep him in my car overnight," she told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

"I had to have the aircon up full and look after him that way, check on him every half hour, and the following morning we hired a sea container with a chiller unit in it."

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