The Lusaka City Council has commenced the exercise of re-burying the 13 human remains which were exhumed by storm water last week.
The exercise will cost the Council about K10, 000 in fuel and purchase of special bags called “Cadaver bags” in which to park the remains in readiness for burial.
Lusaka City Council Public Relations Manager George Sichimba said the exercise could not be done last week because the remains were still submerged in water.
Mr. Sichimba has explained that the level of water has since gone down hence the commencement of the exercise yesterday.
Last week, Council workers discovered 13 human remains exhumed at Chingwere Cemetery due to heavy rains which were experienced in Lusaka.
The remains could not be re-buried because the part of the cemetery where the incident occurred was still water logged.
This was the second time the unfortunate occurrence was happening this year. On 11th February 2019, a similar occurrence happened at the same cemetery though at a different spot.
The Council engaged a contractor, Treo Zambia Limited to construct the main permanent drainage to mitigate future occurrences.