Human remains in imported garbage containers – UK Telegraph

Human remains in imported garbage containers – UK Telegraph

Human remains in imported garbage containers – UK Telegraph

Written by Staff Writer

24 Jul, 2019 | 12:29 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The British government has launched an investigation as Sri Lankan authorities have claimed that they would return over 100 shipping containers since they appeared to contain human remains disguised as recyclable metals.

The Telegraph in the UK reports that officials at the Colombo Port made the horrifying discovery while investigating a strong smell emanating from 111 containers which had been imported to the docks over the past two years.

It states that Custom officials have discovered “extremely hazardous” materials wrapped with mattresses, plastics, and clinical waste within the containers.

The report adds that a spokesman for Sri Lanka’s Central Environment Authority claimed, “The waste material brought to the country under the guise of mattresses from the UK is extremely hazardous.”

If the presence of British human remains in the containers is confirmed, it is feared they may have originated from NHS hospitals which are struggling to dispose of anatomical waste.

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