Bird flu pandemic could require makeshift mortuaries

Scottish Government officials are preparing to buy hundreds of inflatable body storage tents in preparation for mass deaths in a flu pandemic.

Documents obtained under Freedom of Information laws reveal officials and police have been in talks with a major manufacturer of the tents, known as "bouncy castle mortuaries", in an attempt to cope with the death of 64,000 Scots from the virus.

'Bouncy castle mortuaries' planned for bird flu dead (Scotland on Sunday, 7 October 2007)