Saturday, March 08, 2008

It Is Illegal To Die In Sarpourenx, France

Looks like if you want to be immortal, you will have to move to Sarpourenx in the Bordeaux region. One cannot simply die in this village. It is illegal to die.
The mayor of a village in south west France has banned residents from dying. Gerard Lalanne has threatened "severe" punishment for anyone who disobeys. The mayor issued the unusual edict when it became clear that there was no room left in the overcrowded village graveyard in Sarpourenx in the Bordeaux region. In an ordinance posted in the council offices, Mayor Lalanne told the 260 residents that "all persons not having a plot in the cemetery and wishing to be buried in Sarpourenx are forbidden from dying in the parish".

It added: "Offenders will be severely punished."

Sky News

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