An angry mob destroyed a mortuary located at Ndiolumbe, Isiala Ngwa council area of Abia State over alleged harvesting of dead body parts.
It was learned that the mortuary attendants fled the facility on sighting the irate youths.
The youths burnt ambulances and destroyed the facility morgue known as Prince O Mortuary, leaving dead bodies scattered at the premises.
Members of the community have been accusing attendants at the mortuary of harvesting dead body parts and selling them to ritualists.
Following the destruction of the mortuary, relations of the dead bodies stormed the area to convey their dead to other mortuaries located in the community.
A mortuary owner in the area who pleaded anonymity confirmed that over 50 corpses from the demolished mortuary have been deposited at his mortuary by their relatives.
“The mortuary has always been accused of harvesting dead body parts and selling them to ritualists.
"There have been too many stories about Prince O mortuary.
"So, the youths of Ndiolumbe community decided to destroy the mortuary and burn the ambulances.
"It was an awful sight as corpses were scattered everywhere.
"Nobody could stand the odour oozing from the mortuary," he said.