UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Little is known about what happens to the dead in the morgues as told by an employee of a British funeral service, taken over by Wales Online.
An employee of a funeral service in Swansea Wales revealed what was happening with the bodies of the dead when they were brought to the morgue , reports Wales Online. Carl Vaughan has been in charge of the funeral preparations for this department for 14 years.
Upon arrival at the morgue, employees undress the deceased to check if the bodies are clean. Otherwise, the dead are washed.
Then, the bodies are placed in cooling cells. These are kept at between six and eight degrees Celsius for 24 hours.
Later, the bodies are taken to another room for embalming.
This is the process of preserving the body from the first stage of decomposition.
Embalming involves draining and replacing body fluids, which no longer circulate in the body, with a mixture of preservative chemicals.
In order to restore his appearance, the employees of the morgue can make up the deceased, make him a cup or a manicure if his relatives wish it.
“I have already dyed the hair of dead women so that they have no roots. […] I make them nails, I dress them and I put jewels on them,” said Mrs. Vaughan.
She said they used different makeup because the skin of the dead is different from that of living people, without specifying how this type of makeup is.
However, there are families who refuse to have their deceased parent embalmed and who prefer to prepare for the funeral on their own. There is a special room for these cases.
Carl Vaughan confesses that she tries to treat the deceased as if they were members of her family.
Another employee of the morgue confirms this by stating that it is important for them to “treat the dead in the same way as the living. It’s someone’s mother or child, it’s an individual.”
People often ask to put various objects in the coffins to accompany the deceased , continues the author of the article. However, some objects are not allowed, especially the cell phone that is prohibited during cremation because of the presence of metal.
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