Story By: Lee Bullen, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report
WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT
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This is the shocking moment a corpse is unloaded from the back of a dustcart and dumped outside the local mortuary because there were no hearses or ambulances available.
The incident took place in the city of Sagar in the northern Indian state of Madhya Pradesh after the local authorities were unable to provide a hearse or ambulance to transport the body.
According to local media, the unnamed man died after falling from a moving train.
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The video was posted on Twitter by journalist Sandeep Singh who said: “This man fell from a train and the body was sent to the morgue in a refuse truck.”
Local media said that the incident highlights the shocking state of public healthcare in the state with residents calling for more resources to help the situation.
It was not the first time that state authorities have been accused of disrespecting the dead by transporting their corpses in a dustcart.
In June 2018, the body of a middle-aged man was found in a field in Ghatiyabana next to a bottle of celphos, a fumigant made of toxic aluminium phosphide.
As there was not a hearse available, the local authorities put the body in a dustcart and sent it to the community health centre.
The doctor in charge examined the body and then transferred it to a hospital in the city of Indore using the same controversial form of transport.