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It is forbidden to die in the Arctic town of Longyearbyen.
Should you have the misfortune to fall gravely ill, you can expect to be despatched by aeroplane or ship to another part of Norway to end your days.
And if you are terminally unlucky and succumb to misfortune or disease, no-one will bury you here.
The town's small graveyard stopped accepting newcomers 70 years ago, after it was discovered that the bodies were failing to decompose.
Originally posted by rocksolidbrain
I wonder if anyone there knows about Cremation.
This is the most hygienic way of disposing the bodies off. Chances of germs surviving and spreading are nil and it does not take up precious land.
Millions in India and such countries practice this way. Attachment with dead bodies in western world is somewhat strange.