containing as many as 60 bodies have been discovered outside a Brooklyn (New York)
funeral home after someone reported fluids dripping from the trucks.
The Andrew Cleckley
Funeral Home home was overwhelmed and ran out of room for bodies, which were
awaiting cremation, and used the trucks for storage.
At least one of the
trucks was unrefrigerated, according to one law enforcement official. One
source said the bodies were put on ice.
bodies from the funeral home, loaded on trucks
directors are required to store decedents awaiting burial or other final
disposition in appropriate conditions and to follow their routine infection
prevention and control precautions," the New York State Health Department
said in a statement regarding the incident.
waiting for equipment to move the bodies into a larger truck
The city has been
the epicenter of the US coronavirus outbreak for weeks, with 17,589 confirmed
and probable Covid-19 deaths.