A blocked storage tank caused blood to leak outside a funeral home causing terror to people visiting loved ones.
Greenoaks funeral home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana was the centre of a horrific scene last Thursday. A mixture of blood and embalming fluid, which contains formaldehyde, leaked out on to the street.
A blockage in the line which is connected to the homes storage tanks at the back of the building, caused the red liquid to spill out onto the street. Witness say the leak lasted for around 20 minutes before staff started cleaning up the gruesome mess.
Baton Rouge environmental inspectors were soon at the scene to determine if the accident posed a threat to the public. After an investigation and a test of the sewers, it was concluded there was no contamination and the problem was on private land.
Adam Smith of the Baton Rouge Department of Environental Services said, “We determined that it wasn’t a sewer issue and that it was an issue on private property.” He also added that it was a priority for the funeral home, which is under new management, signed up with the correct permits.
Dignity Memorial who own the funeral home have apologised “for any inconvenience this may have caused visitors to our cemetery.”