Truck carrying more than 100 corpses stopped on N2 near Somerset West

ForceFate

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"I give families the assurance that we will not contaminate a corpse or give the wrong ash to a family,” Knowles said."

I always wonder about this because whenever a body is cremated other than doing what I'm assuming are very expensive tests you'll have no way of telling if the ashes you get given back is from the deceased or not.
Don't they all have similar chemical composition at the end?
 

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"I give families the assurance that we will not contaminate a corpse or give the wrong ash to a family,” Knowles said."

I always wonder about this because whenever a body is cremated other than doing what I'm assuming are very expensive tests you'll have no way of telling if the ashes you get given back is from the deceased or not.

The industry jargon is that you get a mixture, mostly from one person, but never 100%. It is impractical to cool down the incinerator to collect every particle of ash in between cremations, so there is always some spillover.
 
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