Workers In Sierra Leone Dump Corpses Outside Hospital In Protest

November 26, 2014 9:52 AM

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Workers In Sierra Leone Dump Corpses Outside Hospital In Protest

Protesting workers in Sierra Leone, who claimed they had not been paid a hazard allowance in weeks for performing the dangerous task of burying Ebola victims, dumped several corpses outside a hospital in the southeastern city of Kenema, reports said. According to local residents, 15 bodies were found on the streets while three were left in the hospital doorway.

Health care workers in Sierra Leone and Liberia, two of the worst-hit countries in the ongoing Ebola outbreak, have conducted several strikes demanding adequate compensation for the dangerous working conditions. A spokesperson for striking workers of the Ebola Burial Team in Sierra Leone said, accor...

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