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15 Nov 2017, Gauteng: Bodies of the deceased being transported from the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital were dropped onto a highway today.
The Gauteng Health Department says it will launch an investigation to establish why bodies were transported in an open trailer.
A private undertaker's vehicle with trailer was carrying 42 bodies to Olifantsvlei cemetery for pauper’s burials.
Johannesburg Metro Police Chief Superintendant Wayne Minnaar said, "[The] wheels came off [the] trailer. Some boxes containing… dead bodies [were dropped]‚" said Minnaar.
While regretting the incident‚ the health department said: "We are pleased to inform the public that no injuries were reported and the bodies are still intact".
Of the 42 bodies‚ 16 were adults‚ the department said.
Twenty four were still births.
It did not provide information on the other bodies.
"The department will launch an investigation to establish why the bodies were transported in an open trailer."
The Gauteng Forensic Pathology Services is organising transport to take the bodies to the cemetery for burials.
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