Egypt: After skeletons were found under a Cairo hospital during a restoration process, the Public Prosecution ordered that the incident be referred to forensic medicine to reveal the identity of the discovered bodies.
The Egyptian security services are intensifying their investigations into the discovery of the skeletons of the bodies of a young man and a girl in an old cemetery below a hospital in the Abbasiya district, east of Cairo, during a restoration process.
The details of the incident are due to the security services in Cairo receiving a report that, while workers were carrying out repair operations in a hospital in the Abbasiya area, skeletons were found, one of them inside a shroud and the other a skull.
The Public Prosecution acted, but preliminary investigations suggested that the hospital was located in a cemetery for a long time, and after the graves were removed and moved to another place, the hospital was established.
The security authorities used a number of families, especially the elderly, who confirmed that the hospital’s headquarters had a “small cemetery” for a number of people in the area during the nineties of the last century before the cemetery was moved to another place. If there is a criminal offence in their presence, it is likely that other structures will be found in that area, and all necessary legal measures have been taken regarding the incident.