Calabrian cemetery workers allegedly dug up bodies to make space for new corpses

Police arrest three men accused of demanding money from mourning relatives for spaces in Tropea cemetery

Italian police have arrested three cemetery workers in Calabria accused of illegally removing bodies from tombs to make way for new corpses, as the country struggles with a shortage of burial space.

According to military police investigators, the suspects allegedly demanded money from mourning relatives to get the deceased a place in the local cemetery in Tropea, a seaside resort town near Vibo Valentia.

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