Officials from Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital in Kabul’s PD10 said these past two days have been extremely busy and that in this time doctors performed 51 surgeries following Wednesday's truck bombing in Kabul.
Officials meanwhile said a number of bodies had only been recovered on Thursday and taken to the hospital.
A number of families who were waiting for to collect the bodies of their relatives outside the hospital said despite recovery efforts the remains of their loved ones were still missing.
“We searched all hospitals in Kabul,” said Sardar, a relative of Mohammad Zafar, a security guard, who was believed killed in Wednesday’s attack.
Another family, who came to Kabul from Baghlan, said their son had been working as a security guard at the German Embassy in Kabul.
They said his body cannot be completely identified as it was completely dismembered in the explosion.
Kadija, a resident of Kabul, says her husband had been working for Ariana Airlines and was on his way to work when the explosion took place. She has had no word on his whereabouts since then.
“He was working as an engineer installing antennas in Faryab, Herat and other provinces. I am searching for him, no one says where he is,” she said.
Another woman at the hospital said she is searching for her 14-year-old son who was working as an assistant driver for a private organization.
Head of Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital, Gul Ahmad Ayubi, said a number of bodies are not identifiable.
“The ceiling had collapsed on her. Her face was pressured. She was brought here this (Thursday) morning,” he said.
Zabi, who has worked in the mortuary at the hospital for 20 years, said the body of a woman, killed in the deadly bombing on Wednesday, was brought to the hospital on Thursday.
“The emergency wards for women and men were full and we had to send emergency patients to other departments. We had to evacuate a number of patients who were partially in a good condition,” he said.
Wazir Akbar Khan hospital has 30 trolleys, four ambulances and 100 medical doctors.
Doctors at the hospital said at least 24 surgeons were busy in surgery right through Wednesday night in a bid to help those wounded in the bombing.
Experts say Wednesday's attack was one of the most deadliest incidents in Kabul in the past few years.