Dead bodies of Ebola victims are lying abandoned in the streets of Sierra Leone’s capital as burial teams strike over a backlog in ‘hazard’ pay.
The Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation reported that the bodies of those who had died from the virus were being left in homes and on the streets of Freetown.
The burial teams took strike action, complaining they had not received hazard pay for a week.
The dead bodies of Ebola victims are highly contagious, raising fears more people were at risk of contracting the virus.
Although officials today October 8, said the issue had been ‘resolved’ organisers of the strike action could not be reached to confirm it was over.