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Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaire): After the storm

22-05-1997 News Release 97/19

Teams of volunteers of the National Red Cross Society collected a total of 228 bodies in and around Kinshasa on Sunday 18 and Monday 19 May. They also evacuated more than a dozen wounded to various hospitals and clinics.

On Tuesday they transferred several dozen bodies from the morgue at Mama Yemo Hospital to a field outside the city for mass burial. The bodies, including some that had been brought to the morgue by other means, had not been identified and had to be buried for reasons of public health.