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German town to hold lottery for coveted graveyard plots

AP  |  Berlin 

Quiet neighbours, grounds and a view to die for: no wonder graveyard plots in are in high demand.

German agency dpa reported today that the picturesque town in the Bavarian is now taking the unusual step of holding a lottery for vacant spaces in its cemetery.

For years, authorities had to turn down applicants hoping to secure a final resting place in the 17th-century graveyard, due to lack of space.

With 200 plots being freed up, the town has decided to stage a lottery Wednesday to ensure everyone has the same chance of getting a place in the cemetery.

About 280 people have applied.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 16:40 IST