20 May '11, 10pm

Funeral expo provides new options for dealing with the dead

Funeral expo provides new options for dealing with the dead

HONG KONG - For the 7 million citizens of Hong Kong , living comfortably in the one of the world's most densely populated cities is difficult enough, but dying presents is own set of challenges. WorldShares lets you earn donations for your favorite nonprofit. Earn up to 20 points now. Learn More Earn Points What's this? Comments Email Twitter Stumble Digg Share About 43,700 people died in the territory in 2010. By 2020, that number is expected to rise to almost 53,000. A majority will be cremated, since land shortages forced most people to abandon burials in the 1980s and cremations became acceptable. But now the city's public columbarium, where relatives can keep ashes in an urn in a 30-centimeter (1-foot) crevice in a wall, has run out of space. As a result, Hong Kong residents have been forced to store their loved ones' remains in funeral homes, privately run storage fa...

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