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Blood Seeps Onto Pavement Outside Louisiana Funeral Home

Blood Seeps Onto Pavement Outside Louisiana Funeral Home

It is probably the last thing you want to see as you pull up to any funeral home.

Yet, a funeral home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US, was seen to have blood leaking out from the pavement on Thursday.

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Bright red blood and embalming fluid, known as formaldehyde, leaked out from a storage tank and drained onto the street.

Credit: KATC

The mixture came from the storage tank that holds excess embalming fluid behind the building, with a blockage causing the spillage for 20 minutes.

According to KATC, the blood did not make its way into the city's sewers as it happened on private property.

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The funeral home, which is under new management, reportedly did not have a permit with the Department of Environmental Services.

Adam Smith, of the City of Baton Rouge Department of Environmental Services, told the channel that they had been focusing on restaurants of late but hoped to bring the funeral home under similar guidelines soon.

"We sent out both of sewer inspectors and our environmental specialists to take a look," he said. "We determined that it wasn't a sewer issue and that it was an issue on private property."

The blood has been cleaned up from the street - an employee was filmed by the TV channel with a hosepipe washing it away.

Credit: KATC

It's probably not the best way to think of your relative's final few hours before being cremated or buried.

Something similar occurred in China when the local river was turned blood red after a leakage from a nearby slaughterhouse.

People in the city of Jiujang, China, were left stunned when the water suddenly changed colour within the space of an hour.

Credit: CCTV13

The factory was initially unaware of the leak, and now the local environment bureau is investigating to see if there has been any damage to the ecosystem, and to discover if the whole debacle could have been avoidable.

Featured Image Credit: KATC

Topics: Blood, Funeral

Michael Minay

Mike Minay is a trending journalist at LADbible. He’s co-ordinated interviews with some of the big names from the world of news and sport including ITV’s Robert Peston, Sky Sports’ Jeff Stelling and darts champion Michael van Gerwen. His reporting days began on University radio in Birmingham, before moving to BBC Sport Online – creating content for large events such as Wimbledon and the FA Cup final. Mike still commentates on Football League matches at the weekend. A Manchester LAD at heart.

 

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