Tamale Teaching Hospital buries 24 in mass burial over morgue refrigerator breakdown

One of the graves used for the Mass Burial

The management of the Tamale Teaching Hospital in the Northern region has buried 24 unidentified corpses through mass burial service at the Tamale General cemetery.

The bodies include two babies, two men and 20 women.

The exercise was carried out due to the breakdown of five compressors of the fridges at the morgue. Officials attributed the fault to power fluctuations in the region.

The Head of Department for Medical Social work at the Tamale Teaching Hospital Alhaji Braimah Saaka told Bole-based Nkilgi FM that a court order was secured for the burial of mostly bodies kept at the mortuary by the Police as they investigate causes of death and other unidentified bodies.

Alhaji Braimah said families and relatives of the corpses were duly informed to come for the bodies due to the situation as a high stench is coming from the various compartment of the fridges for a week now.

By Zion Abdul Rauf in Damongo for Daily Mail GH

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