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Italian town mayor forbade dying

Italian town mayor forbade dying
Italian town mayor forbade dying
The deficit and the ways to cope with it can be quite different. Giulio Cesare Fava, the mayor of the Italian town of Falchano del Massico in the Campania region located 50km from Naples, decided to fight the shortage of space at the municipal cemetery in an unusual way. He issued a special order, which forbids the citizens ... to die.

The order was issued on March 2, 2012. According to the mayor, it is more provocative in nature and its main objective is to be heard in the Italian government.

The problem is that when Falchano del Massico (current population 3700 people) gained the autonomy in 1964 and the territory was allocated local authorities did not provided the town with its own cemetery.

According to Giulio Cesare Fava, since after gaining autonomous status the townsmen were forced to bury locals at the old cemetery of another Italian town - Carinola. But now there is also shortage of free space.

In an interview with Associated Press Mr. Fava said: "There is no free space at the old cemetery and residents began to protest. I had no choice but to issue an order, which says: "As long as the new cemetery will not be built, I forbid people to die".

Falchano di Massico residents believe that mayor’s decision is quite controversial. The townspeople are particularly interested what threatens those, who will violate the decree. To his regret the mayor was forced to state that two elderly residents nevertheless violated the ban.

Ilya Kalachev

Date: 17/03/2012

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