Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Mourners to pay virtual respects

In a recent article from the BBC News:

"Webcams are being installed at a crematorium in Hull so people who are unable to travel to a funeral can pay their respects online.
Mourners will be given an access code so they can watch services at Chanterlands Crematorium in real time from anywhere in the world.

Hull City Council said the move was part of a refurbishment of the chapels designed to enhance services.

It said it got the idea after seeing people filming funerals on camcorders.

Mike Anderson from the council's bereavement services said: "There will be web-cams installed at each of the chapels and the people who actually want to watch will be issued with a code to access the service, obviously ensuring privacy and security."

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