LAHORE - Bodies of five people, including a woman, were found in different parts of the provincial capital, police said on Tuesday. The Edhi ambulance service shifted the bodies to morgue for autopsy. Police are yet to ascertain their identities.

Two men, said to be in 50s, were found dead in Shahdra Town police precincts while the body a 40-year-old man was recovered from Tibbi City. The police also found the body of a 45-year-old man from Data Darbar and a 35-year-old woman was found dead from Gulshan-e-Iqbal police limits.

According to a spokesman, the Edhi Foundation buried at least 42 unidentified dead bodies in Lahore last month, exposing the provincial government failure in devising system to identity such corpses.

The spokesman said on Tuesday that they buried at least 24 unclaimed dead bodies in the Miani Sahib Graveyard last month. Similarly, the foundation also shifted 82 bodies to the morgue. While responding to road accidents, the Edhi Ambulance service shifted 53 patients to different public hospital.

The welfare organization also provided free treatment and medicines to 6030 patients in its free dispensary in Allama Iqbal Town during the month of January. The spokesman further said that 363 patients including women and children were admitted to Edhi Home in Gulberg and Bilquees Edhi Home in Township out of which 240 were later sent to their homes after locating their home addresses.

He said that volunteers of Edhi Foundation provided services in shifting 4417 patients from hospitals to homes and homes to hospitals. The foundation also served free food to 13,770 persons during the last month.