13 human remains have been exhumed at Chingwere Cemetery due to heavy rains experienced in Lusaka yesterday.
Lusaka City Council Public Relations Manager George Sichimba confirmed that the remains were discovered today by LCC workers during their routine duties at the cemetery.
Mr. Sichimba said the remains have not been re-buried because the part of the cemetery where the incident occurred is still water logged.
He said on 11th February 2019 a similar occurrence happened at the same cemetery though at a different spot.
Mr. Sichimba said the Council engaged a contractor, Treo Zambia Limited to construct the main permanent drainage to mitigate future occurrences at a cost of K600, 000.
He said the works are currently at 80 percent complete and the Council is impressed with the progress of works while construction of more drainages will follow in due course so that the flow of storm water could be controlled.
Mr. Sichimba has since appealed to stakeholders to come on board and assist in the construction of more drainages in the cemetery to avoid similar occurrences in future.