This video is from the Garden Compound located less than a kilometer away from the Central Business District of Zambia’s capital city, Lusaka. It is called “Garden” thanks to the lush plant life surrounding it. These plants grow in abundance thanks to fertilization from numerous sewage ponds which are located there.
Many Zambians have their dwellings just meters away from these ponds. But despite being located near the main sewerage treatment center, 99.99% of their so called toilets are not connected to the sewage system. Instead, they use pit latrines.
A man identified only as Zulu took on a job to remove human fecal matter from a latrine pit that was overflowing. He fell through the latrine and into the thick and sticky human excrement. The shit he was in was so thick and sticky, he was unable to pull himself out of there. So the rescuers arrived, but they couldn’t pull him out either, and had to resort to digging him out of the stinky pit of poop with a shovel.
Props to Best Gore member African Angel for the video: