Modern Living: Raising the Dead

As the world's population rises, so does the number of deaths. As a result, the urban overcrowding that increasingly afflicts the living is having a similar effect upon the dead. Cemeteries are running out of room, and in no city is the problem more acute than in bustling Rio de Janeiro. Rio's 4.5 million are jammed into a narrow strip that runs between mountains and the sea, and the southern half of the city has already run out of space for the dead.

The nearest suitable new location is about 30 miles away.

Each burial...

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