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Ebola: Relatives of Infected Victims in Liberia Dump Bodies on the Streets

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Presently nearly 900 people across West Africa have died from the deadly Ebola virus.

The Information Minister of Liberia Lewis Brown, said yesterday that a few Liberians have started dragging the bodies of their loved ones who are infected with the virus, onto the streets out of fear that they will risk their own health.

The man pictured above is one of the many Ebola victims who have been dragged out of their homes and dumped on the country’s roads by terrified relatives in a desperate bit to avoid being quarantined.

“They are therefore removing the bodies from their homes and are putting them out in the street. They’re exposing themselves to the risk of being contaminated. We’re asking people to please leave the bodies in their homes and we’ll pick them up.” Brown said.

Photo Credit: Daily Mail UK

33 Comments

  1. NaijaPikin

    August 7, 2014 at 3:07 am

    Oh my goodness. This is crazy.

  2. me

    August 7, 2014 at 3:15 am

    so sad. God help your ppl

  3. ROBINAHOOD

    August 7, 2014 at 3:40 am

    Africans are soo immune to horrible things! how can u leave body on the streets! are we animals! we have no decency! haba! we are not civilized at all! plz get educated before u start acting like gutter bush babies

  4. Yoyo

    August 7, 2014 at 4:16 am

    OMG

  5. bruno

    August 7, 2014 at 4:41 am

    Africans and our mentality, you can’t see a white person doing something like this. I’m sure they will soon start shooting people who are showing signs of EBOLA.

  6. Bvl

    August 7, 2014 at 5:23 am

    This is truly scary.. God please help your children

  7. zee

    August 7, 2014 at 7:27 am

    Lord have mercy!!!

  8. Grown Woman

    August 7, 2014 at 7:43 am

    OMG This is Sad,God please help us with this Ebola its really spreading fast cheii

  9. Sissi Taylor

    August 7, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Wow!! Africa.. no respect on human beings.. so how do you expect others to respect us?? Just go online in Western and American websites how Africans are being degraded on comments.. Chaii

  10. Truth Teller

    August 7, 2014 at 8:14 am

    This is beyond disheartening for the victims. I pray they find help and also make peace with their creator, sad!

  11. Anjie

    August 7, 2014 at 8:25 am

    God please help us…this is too sad. Can’t even imagine how it feels like to drag your own relative like this for fear of being contaminated. its soo painful..

  12. chika

    August 7, 2014 at 8:29 am

    ignorant, unknowledgeable, uneducated, untaught, unschooled, untutored, untrained, uninstructed, uninformed, unlearned, unread, unenlightened, benighted, backward;……*cleans sweat*

    • ned

      August 7, 2014 at 11:46 am

      Waiting for you to continue after wiping sweat from your brow

  13. Nully

    August 7, 2014 at 8:51 am

    its a pity, tears in my eyes

  14. Ify

    August 7, 2014 at 9:26 am

    What a sad sad state of affairs…..this situation is spiralling out of hand and with the lack of adequate medical attention and response to this dreaded disease people now resort to an obvious unsafe means of trying to rid themselves of this apparent burden. God help us all. I pray a cure comes soon.

  15. Ada

    August 7, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Oh my God! God help us….

  16. misspynk

    August 7, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Ignorance is just going to make this disease spread much faster.

  17. Jhennique

    August 7, 2014 at 9:45 am

    God help us!

  18. sum1special

    August 7, 2014 at 10:11 am

    ha..nobody wants to contact it now…but dumping them on the streets is not a better option.

  19. blackcoffee

    August 7, 2014 at 10:17 am

    WELL THE GUY LYING IN THE STREET DID NOT DIED FROM EBOLA,THE GUY WAS CAUGHT STEALING SO HE WAS BEATEN TO DEATH,NOW IN LIBERIA,BECAUSE OF THIS WHOLE EBOLA SAGA THERE’S NO NATURAL DEATH NOWADAYS,WE ARE NOW LIVING IN FEAR TO THE EXTEND THAT WE NOW LIVE IN A STATE OF EMERGENCY

  20. Lindsey

    August 7, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Ignorance they say is a disease

  21. MiMi

    August 7, 2014 at 10:57 am

    But this is wickedness! Why put out bodies on the streets knowing fully well the implications, now I see why they have great amounts of casualties!

    Nigeria better not make the mistake of allowing one more Liberian into this country. If they want to extinct themselves, let them do that within their boundaries.

    • Hian

      August 7, 2014 at 6:18 pm

      If they want to extinct themselves? Ok
      Anyway, they say ignorance will cause this disease to spread faster. Nigerians travel around WA. Some will come from Liberia and other regions where the disease has spread…it is inevitable. What we need to do is have the right processes and facilities in place instead of saying “if they want to extinct themselves”. Get educated dear.

  22. Vic

    August 7, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Oh God pls have mercy .

  23. mac

    August 7, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Ebola! Would be best sent to sambisa forest

  24. aisha

    August 7, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    This is pure madness…

  25. Mostest

    August 7, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    It’s time to close the borders of the affected areas. It’s not about racism or discrimination, it’s saving lives. Sierra Leone has been on 24 hours curfew, stay at home order. Nigeria is too populous a nation to take chances

  26. Jojo

    August 7, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    How does that stop the ebola form spreading. they are ensuring it stays with them for a very long time. such callous indifference and ignorance
    god help us because the bug is spreading

  27. Thelma

    August 7, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    This is Barbaric. why would they dump dead bodies on the street. This is why Africa is backward and will be treated poorly by western countries. No wonder why they are not developing drugs that will cure Ebola. Sling your hooks you backward Ba…rd.

  28. Fauziyah

    August 7, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    God have mercy on us all

  29. juliet

    August 8, 2014 at 12:15 am

    God we know we have sin and come short of your glory.pls do not turn ur back on us nw. Pls heal our land from “ebola”

  30. Dee

    August 8, 2014 at 9:52 am

    God help us 🙁

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