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Obese woman burns down crematorium

Posted on Friday, 8 June, 2012 | Comment icon 52 comments | News tip by: Eldorado


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The cremation of a 200kg woman didn't go according to plan as her excess body fat blocked an air filter.

The building in Austria was burnt to the ground as firefighters battled to put out the blaze. Similar fires have also been reported in Germany and Switzerland in incidents involving the cremation of bodies that were too large for the facilities to cope with.

Fire chief Otto Widetschek has called for special extra large crematoriums to be set up to deal with larger individuals. "In Switzerland, there is now a special crematorium for XXL-bodies," he said.

"A devastating fire which gutted a crematorium in southern Austria was caused by an obese woman's excessive body fat blocking an air filter, Austrian public broadcaster ORF reported."

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Comment icon #43 Posted by Princess Tumbleweed on 11 June, 2012, 2:24
I'd actually thought an alive obese woman went and burned down the place herself! LOL me too!!!! Ya, I did laugh at some of the post....the ultimate yo momma so fat joke was the best!!!..morbid I know Sorry her family had to go through this
Comment icon #44 Posted by Lady Kasey on 11 June, 2012, 3:48
Could you imagine an alcoholic being cremated? I'd be afraid of having an eternal flame.....
Comment icon #45 Posted by and then on 11 June, 2012, 4:22
Could you imagine an alcoholic being cremated? I'd be afraid of having an eternal flame..... Or an extremely obese alcoholic? The world's first organic nuke........I can hear it now.."Sir, we just lost Pittsburgh"
Comment icon #46 Posted by BiffSplitkins on 11 June, 2012, 14:09
I posted something similar to this a while back. Link
Comment icon #47 Posted by JonathanVonErich on 11 June, 2012, 14:16
I posted something similar to this a while back. Link My god...I knew it had happened before.
Comment icon #48 Posted by rashore on 11 June, 2012, 15:59
I feel the worst for the crematorium. For them this really was a tragedy. That would suck to have your business gutted by fire, no matter what the cause. Hopefully they have good insurance and will be able to rebuild. Perhaps if they do, they will build it with a larger incinerator.
Comment icon #49 Posted by booNyzarC on 11 June, 2012, 16:22
I feel the worst for the crematorium. For them this really was a tragedy. That would suck to have your business gutted by fire, no matter what the cause. Hopefully they have good insurance and will be able to rebuild. Perhaps if they do, they will build it with a larger incinerator. Crematorium approaches their insurance company and asks, "Is this covered under our policy?" The insurance company responds, "Fat chance."
Comment icon #50 Posted by Lady Kasey on 11 June, 2012, 21:00
Or an extremely obese alcoholic? The world's first organic nuke........I can hear it now.."Sir, we just lost Pittsburgh" You're so bad...
Comment icon #51 Posted by Lava_Lady on 13 June, 2012, 17:50
Seems like the crematorium should have known better... I wish the author of the article was a little more sensitive in making up the title. Because right now it sounds like a fat woman went on a rampage burning stuff down when sadly, she's dead and can't defend herself. Should have also thought of the family.
Comment icon #52 Posted by jbefumo on 14 June, 2012, 17:52
They could always cut her in half and do it in sections


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