Sep 29, 2009

Note to our Bulgarian Readers: Don’t Die least, if you want to be buried in Sofia.

According to city officials, Sofia will run out of graves in six months thanks to a lack of funding for expansion. In the meantime, undertakers will “decompose the bodies…for up to two years” then place the earthly remains in wall-mounted niches.

Alas, the grave shortage isn't the only problem facing Sofia's homes of eternal repose. Two competing security firms are also fighting over a public tender to guard city cemeteries. As a result, all graveyards will be unguarded “for at least 5-6 months” during the appeals process.

Like we said, don’t die.