Dec. 5-9, 1952: 8,000 people died in a killer fog in London.
The accounts are harrowing. Listen to Rosemary Merritt’s recollection. Her father died at home, and she says they had to keep the body in the front room of their home for 3 weeks because the usual facilities for burial couldn’t keep up with the sheer numbers. :eek: She sounds amazingly matter-of-fact about it. I can’t help but wonder why the body didn’t decompose messily.