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Don't go dying on me, begs Italian town's mayor. [Agencies]

Don't go dying on me, begs Italian town's mayor. [Agencies]


The mayor of an Italian town has forbidden residents to die, because there is no cemetery to bury them, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Giulio Cesare Fava, the mayor of the small town Falciano del Massico located about 50 kilometers north of Naples, southern Italy, issued the order earlier this month stating: "It is forbidden for residents ... to go beyond the boundaries of earthly life and go into to the afterlife." So far only two elderly residents have disobeyed the edict since March 5.

The unusual order follows a dispute with a neighboring town, which has owned the old cemetery since local boundaries were redrawn in 1964. The two communities disagree about a planned expansion of the site, so Mr Fava pulled out of the project and decided to build a new cemetery for Falciano del Massico's 4000 living residents.






(China.org.cn March 19, 2012)

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