1 Feb 2019

Malfunctions at morgue at hospital on Samoa's Savaii

10:58 am on 1 February 2019

The family of a young man whose dead body was at the Malietoa Tanumafili II hospital mortuary in Savaii, was forced to bury their son early after a refrigeration malfunction.

Morgue, mortuary

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A source at the hospital told KHJ News that the problem was not discovered until Sunday evening and that the body had started to decompose.

That source said a second body, that of a woman, was transferred to the only private mortuary on Savaii.