Congo: Family Pulls Caper To Secure Relative's Corpse After Ebola Death

A family in the Congo has manage to recover the corpse of a loved one who recently fell to Ebola from public health authorities (archived). Five family members talked the competent authorities into allowing them to don protective gear and drive the hearse. On the way to the government approved burial site, the hearse deviated from the planned route and an ensuing pursuit by their police escort was thwarted by local crowds. The next day representatives of the family went to these same public health authorities, apologized, offered to submit to vaccination, and returned the body swearing they neither opened the casket nor the body bag. Whether or not they actually exposed their loved one's body to shepherd their soul into the afterlife according to local customs is unknown.

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