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Ebola victim's relatives hijack hearse in Congo

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is facing an outbreak of Ebola virus, bereaved relatives of a deceased Ebola victim convinced the response team to let them drive the hearse to the burial ground even though protocol demands proper burial of such victims. They then tried to hijack the hearse but later turned themselves in and apologised. Their distrust in government's intentions could have been a motive.