Four trucks 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.

Photo: Dead bodies from the funeral home, loaded on trucks

"Funeral 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.

Authorities are 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.