Heavy rains unearth 13 bodies at Chingwere cemetery

By Staff Reporter

THIRTEEN bodies have been unearthed at Chingwere Cemetery due to heavy rains experienced in Lusaka.

Lusaka City Council (LCC) Public Relations Manager George Sichimba confirmed that the remains were discovered today by LCC workers during their routine duties at the cemetery.

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 was witnessed at the same cemetery though at a different spot.

Sichimba said the Council engaged a contractor, Treo Zambia Limited to construct the main permanent drainage to mitigate such future occurrences at a cost of K600, 000.

He said the works are currently at 80 percent to completion while construction of more drainage will follow in due course so that the flow of storm water could be controlled.

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.

Note: attached pictures for illustration purposes not actual scene.