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On ice

It’s always a problem when the referigerator goes on the blink, not least when that refrigerator is there to keep corpses cold. In the al-Husseiniya hospital in Egypt the fridge is clapped out, which isn’t surprising given that it dates from 1963.

Bodies there are being kept under huge blocks of ice to fend off decomposition.

Which does the job.

Picture source: Ben Sutherland