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Sierra Leone burial workers protest, dump Ebola infected bodies in public

Published:Tuesday | November 25, 2014 | 2:18 PM

Burial workers in the Sierra Leonean city of Kenema have dumped bodies in public in protest of non-payment of allowances for handling Ebola victims.



The workers, who went on strike over the issue, left 15 bodies abandoned at the city's main hospital.



One of the bodies was reportedly left by the hospital manager's office and two others by the hospital entrance.



An official says the workers have now been sacked for treating the corpses in a inhumane manner.



Sierra Leone is one of the countries worst affected by this year's Ebola outbreak, with more than 1,200 deaths.



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