Several bodies from Eseka train crash still in Yaounde mortuary
The management of the Yaounde Central Hospital mortuary has revealed that 98 bodies have been abandoned at the establishment. Joseph Fouda who moonlights as one of the directors noted that “Most of these bodies are unidentified.”
Cameroon Intelligence Report understands that some of the bodies were picked up and some were dropped off at the hospital and abandoned.
The Yaoundé Central Hospital noted for issuing death certificates has two mortuaries: a new morgue and an old one where abandoned bodies are preserved some for more than 800 days.
Some of the 98 abandoned bodies were victims of the train accident of October 21, 2016 in Eseka which according to Biya regime sources killed 79 and wounded some 600.
There is, however a presidential decree system that sets the procedure to be followed before burial of abandoned bodies-which is 60 days after a report of abandonment is made public.
Joseph Fouda told state radio and television that the commission that must decide on the burial in the municipal cemetery has not yet met.
By Chi Prudence Asong in Yaounde