Bordeaux, a village in south west has no room left in its over crowded cemetery. The Mayor of the village has threatened a severe punishment if anyone dies !!!
In an ordinance posted in the council offices, Mayor Gerard Lalanne told the 260 residents of the village of Sarpourenx 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.”