A WOMAN remains in the mortuary at the Hospital de Sant Joan, Alicante, after passing away at the hospital last month.
Remaining there for almost a month, residents have denounced the situation as no one wants to bear the cost of her burial.
The woman, aged 61, lived alone and was receiving assistance from social services. One neighbour said although they were never married, she inherited the property she was living in from her partner but had no income or other means to survive. She received food from Caritas food bank and the city helped to pay some of her bills through social assistance.
In late September she fell ill and died in hospital from pneumonia. Her neighbours are now trying to find someone who will pay the cost of her burial as she has no relatives.
Councillor for Social Action, Julia Angulo, said they are in talks with the hospital to find an agreement.