Undertakers in Australia are experiencing high demand for their services with people dying in abnormally high numbers in a “worrying” trend doctors can’t explain. Daily Mail Australia has the story.
by Will Jones
Martin Masson, who is managing director of Tribute Funeral Services in the western Melbourne suburb of Ravenhall, said there is no shortage of work for him and others in the industry as official figures confirm Aussies are dying at a higher rate in 2022. “We’ve been consistently busy now since the first of this year,” Mr Masson told Daily Mail Australia. “We have certainly seen an increase in the need for our services as have done a lot of other directors.” Mr. Masson believed more working age Australians are dying but doesn’t have specific statistics to back this. “We certainly have seen a distinct shift back to people in their 60s, 50s and even late or mid 40s and even younger,” he said. Mr. Masson revealed he had been asked a number of times about increased death rates but had no particular explanation other than Covid being “let rip”.