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Human remains buried in 2011 in six public cemeteries to be removed
     An order to remove and dispose of human remains buried in 2011 in six public cemeteries was gazetted today (June 29).

     The order was made under section 119A of the Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance (Chapter 132), which empowers the Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene (DFEH) to direct the removal and disposal of human remains buried in public cemeteries for a period of not less than six years.

     The six cemeteries are the coffin sections of Wo Hop Shek Cemetery, Cheung Chau Cemetery, Tai O Cemetery and Lai Chi Yuen Cemetery on Lantau; the "T" Section of Sandy Ridge Cemetery; and the Government Urn Section of Sandy Ridge Urn Cemetery in Lo Wu.

     People who wish to arrange for private exhumation and disposal of the human remains subject to removal should apply to the department's Cemeteries and Crematoria Office on the Upper Ground Floor, 6 Cheong Hang Road, Hung Hom, Kowloon, on or before July 13 this year. Enquiries can be made on 2364 5399.

     Any remains buried in the six cemeteries not exhumed as required will be cremated at a government crematorium. The ashes will be buried at Sandy Ridge Urn Cemetery or other cemeteries as may be decided by the DFEH.
Ends/Friday, June 29, 2018
Issued at HKT 15:30
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