People are struggling to bury the Ebola dead. Here’s why.

By Abby Ohlheiser, August 7, 2014

Twenty-one bodies were awaiting burials when the excavator digging their graves got stuck in the mud.

With armed Liberian soldiers standing guard, the highly infectious bodies — which had been transported from a morgue by truck amid the worst Ebola outbreak in history — were forced to wait in the open until a second digger could be hired and transported to the site.

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