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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Quake victims buried in mass graves

As more corpses are recovered from the rubble in Haiti, the operation of burying the quake victims becomes an increasingly daunting task.

Thousands of bodies have already been placed in a mass grave at the outskirts of the capital, Port-au-Prince.

Followers of voodoo, an African-influenced religion which gives special importance to honouring the spirits of the dead, have complained to the government that mass graves are sacrilegious.

But authorities say that due to the health hazards associated there is no alternative.

Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds from Port-au-Prince.

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