Iligan government buries unclaimed dead bodies from Marawi

They did not make it out of Marawi alive.

Eleven bodies — six male, five female — have been left unclaimed for weeks now in a funeral home in Iligan City. Among them is a girl about five years of age, a victim of a stray bullet.

These unidentified remains are buried in a public cemetery with only government workers arranging for the burial, and then attending the modest funeral.

Iligan is taking care of both the dead and the living from Marawi as it now provides refuge for thousands of evacuees from the war-torn city.