25 Apr 2014

Lae morgue in PNG at double its capacity

5:04 pm on 25 April 2014

Health authorities in Papua New Guinea's second city, Lae, say the city's morgue has more than double the number of bodies it has space for.

The newspaper, The National, says the morgue at the Angau Memorial Hospital has two coolers and two deep refrigerators to accommodate 18 to 24 bodies.

But the hospital's chief executive, Dr Jim Abrahams, says it currently has 90 bodies.

Dr Abrahams says six of the bodies are victims of a sorcery-related killing last week in Madang Province which haven't been claimed.

He says the hospital has plans to build a bigger morgue.