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Probe into discovery of decomposed body at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital | Phoenix Sun

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The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital.

A gruesome discovery of a partially decomposed body was made following a strong stench hovering at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital, on Friday. The body was located in the ceiling of the casualty ward of the hospital after the odour worsened.
Speaking to the Phoenix Sun, an employee of the hospital, who refused to be named, revealed that there was an unusual smell at the hospital.
“I could not put my finger on what it was and where the smell came from,” the worker said.
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The worker said that as the days passed, the smell worsened.
“At first, we thought that the smell had to do with the water supply interruption we had experienced but the water supply interruption was fixed but the bad smell persisted,” the worker stated.
The worker explained that all staff members were concerned.

“It was on Friday that security guards were called in to follow where the smell was coming from. The guards broke open the ceiling and made the horrifying discovery of a body,” the employee said.
The worker at the hospital said that they were all shocked by the discovery. “We speculate that the patient climbed up the ceiling, got stuck and could not move,” the employee revealed.
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Phoenix SAPS communications officer, Cpt Louise Naidoo confirmed that a decomposed body was was found trapped in the ceiling of the hospital.
Cpt Naidoo said that it is suspected that the deceased was trying to escape the hospital when he was trapped in the ceiling. The search and rescue unit was called to remove the body.
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