Giant morgue in London sports stadium setup for New Year's eve,just in casegreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
This is via Gary North's site
-- maggie (email@example.com), September 20, 1999
goofed,should read http://www.garynorth.com/y2k/detail_.cfm/6204
-- maggie (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 20, 1999.
A SPORTS centre with room for up to 1,000 bodies has been set aside as a makeshift mortuary in case of a disaster in London on millennium night.
More than 2m people are expected to line the banks of the Thames to celebrate the arrival of the 21st century. Emergency planners fear many could end up in the river, on purpose or by accident.
One reason the river event, known as Big Time, is being staged is to help divert crowds from Trafalgar Square, the traditional place of celebration.
But the waterside setting has raised safety concerns. Police, fire and ambulance services are to stage a disaster exercise using life-sized dummies in preparation.
Council officers will be paid up to #500 each to be on standby to open the Queen Mother Sports Centre in Victoria as a morgue. In the event of a major civil emergency, bodies will be laid across five badminton courts in the sports hall. . . .
-- 1000 River Rats (email@example.com), September 20, 1999.
This was also pointed to by Matt Drudge...
This is totally unrealted to Y2K, right? Just a coincidence that it happens to be set up for the rollover, right?
-- Mad Monk (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 20, 1999.