Heat Wave Hits Australia As Morgue Overflows

03/07/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

ADELAIDE has run out of space at the morgue as the city's killer heatwave drags on, forcing authorities to store corpses in a refrigerated freight container.

The central morgue is usually less than a third full, holding an average of 25 bodies, but only one of its 72 refrigerated compartments was unused yesterday, forcing temporary space for another 12 bodies to be set up in a 6m storage container.

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