Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Up to 300 urns containing human remains from Swiss assisted suicide clinic Dignitas have been found at the bottom of Lake Zurich, reports have said.
Police divers are said to have found ‘piles’ of urns containing the logo of the company’s cremation service by accident, as they were searching the lake bed for a missing sunshade.
It is not clear if the remains of any British ‘suicide tourists’ are among those believed to have been dumped in the lake.
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Dignitas staff were caught pouring the ashes of 20 clients into the water in 2008.
But now the head of the clinic, Ludwig Minelli, is facing up to three years in jail and a £3,000 fine for the unauthorised burials, the Sun has reported.
He is also facing the fury of locals, angered at the idea that bathing areas and drinking water may have been contaminated.
This article was posted: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 10:26 am