Culture April 11, 2018 at 07:30 am

DRC’s unique way of transporting corpses making waves on the internet

Nduta Waweru April 11, 2018 at 07:30 am

April 11, 2018 at 07:30 am | Culture

How corpses are transported to and fro the mortuary in DR Congo [Photo: PK Kasirim/Facebook]

A rural community in the Democratic Republic of Congo has made waves on the internet because of how it transports its dead to and from the mortuary.

As per the photos, shared by a Facebook user PK Kasirim, the corpses are shrouded in cloth and secured on boda boda (motorbikes) using straps to keep them from falling over.

The viral images have not only caused fear but heated discussions on the dignity of the dead.

Others hypothesized that the transportation of dead bodies could be too expensive for people to handle.

For others, it was the perfect opportunity for leaders and insurance companies to review the health situation on the continent and address issues such as this.

 

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