Sierra Leone: Burial workers dump bodies in the streets

In protest of non-payment of allowances for handling Ebola victims

Burial workers of Kenema were the Ebola outbreak first emerged found a peculiar way to protest for not receiving payment of allowances for handling Ebola victims.

They left 15 bodies abandoned at the city’s main hospital, one reportedly at the manager’s office and two others by the hospital entrance.

The burial workers told a BBC reporter they had not been paid agreed extra risk allowances for October and November.

As a result they have  now lost their jobs, for treating the bodies of the deceased  in a “very, very inhumane way”.