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Mistaken identity of corpses at Mzimba district hospital

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The family of late McCloud Hunga of Manyamula area in Mzimba realized late enough they were about to burry someone else instead of their relative.

Reports that Malawi News Hub has gathered indicate that Hunga was killed in a hit and run car accident and his remains were being kept at Mzimba district hospital mortuary.

This publication found that Hunga’s family mistakenly took a corpse of a man believed to be of Burundi origin but later realized during a funeral ceremony.

As the events unfolded, the relatives had to return to the hospital the remains of the unidentified man so as to get those of the deceased Hunga.

Some officials at the facility cast off the saying it is not mortuary personel’s responsibility to identity corpses.

However, investigations revealed that most of workers at the hospital’s mortuary are undereducated that they even fail to read names.

Source: *Malawi News Hub*


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