Connect with us


Covid-19: US residents raise alarm as decomposed corpses litter neighbourhood



Up to 60 decomposing bodies were reportedly found in the back of unrefrigerated trucks and on the floor of a funeral home after neighbours complained of a foul smell, Mirror is reporting.  

Police officers allegedly found two U-Haul trucks piled high with rotting bodies outside Andrew Cleckley Funeral Services in Utica Avenue, Flatlands, Brooklyn, on Wednesday.

It comes as official figures show 23,474 coronavirus deaths in New York, as well as 306,158 cases in the state.

A video shows bodies on top of each other without shelving in a truck’s trailer.

While people in one clip are seen in hazmat suits moving around the scene among officers looking distressed.

A nearby shop owner is understood to have reported the vehicles after smelling a strong odour and seeing what appeared to be blood leaking out onto the street.

John DiPietro, who owns a nearby property, told the New York Post : “You don’t respect the dead that way. That could have been my father, my brother.”

The newspaper also reported the funeral home informed the police the bodies were supposed to be being taken to a crematorium, but the pick up didn’t happen.

As well as the U-Haul trucks, the home had an additional two trucks storing corpses as well as a third containing empty coffins, police sources told the Post.

However, the funeral director told  Eyewitness News no bodies were being kept in U-Haul trucks, claiming they were packed with furniture to make room inside the home for the bodies.

The director added corpses were either in a separate refrigerated truck or in the morgue.

In a video, one neighbour, wearing a face mask, said: “There was blood leaking out, very bad. They’ve been doing this for weeks now.”

He went on to say the bodies are being continually filled up and “left to sit on the street”.

The man added the owner of a store down the street “discovered blood on the ground” leaking out of the back of one of the trailers and “made a phone call”.

“I just thought these bodies have been carried out all month long in body bags.”

Another man said: “It’s a little depressing but it is what it is.”

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who was on the scene, said the city needed to ramp up staff for a “bereavement committee” as deaths continue to rise.

“When you find bodies in trucks like this throughout our city, treating them in an undignified manner, that’s unacceptable,” he added.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Uncategorized4 months ago

2022 World Cup: Saudi Arabia beat Argentina 2-1

Saudi Arabia recorded the first major upset of the World Cup as they beat Argentina 2-1 in their opening game...

Politics4 months ago

2023: Lai Mohammed accuses opposition parties of using fake news in campaigns against APC

The Federal Government has accused opposition parties of using fake news and disinformation to prosecute the campaigns towards the 2023...

Foreign News4 months ago

Twitter Restores Donald Trump’s Account

Microblogging service Twitter has reinstated former United States President Donald Trump’s account.  The account was restored after Twitter’s new owner...

Sabinus Sabinus
Entertainment4 months ago

How Sabinus scammed me of N2m – Event planner cries out

An event planner, Johnbosco Ezeuchegbu aka Crazylegs, on Friday called out a popular comedian, Chukwuemeka Emmanuel, also known as Sabinus,...

News4 months ago

Identity Of Humanitarian Worker Killed By Trigger-Happy Soldier Revealed

The identity of the humanitarian worker shot by a soldier in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State has been...

Foreign News4 months ago

Ghana finance minister apologises for economic hardship

Ghana’s Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta on Friday said he was “truly sorry” for the country’s economic hardships but defended himself...

News4 months ago

Youth minister confirms sack of NYSC DG

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare has confirmed the removal of the Director-General of the National Youth...

News4 months ago

Naira redesign: Give us more time – Miyetti Allah cries out to CBN

The leader of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MCBAN, South-East Chapter, has appealed to the Central Bank of...

Politics4 months ago

We’ll dialogue with IPOB, others – Tinubu

All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said his government will discuss with all agitating groups...

News4 months ago

Buhari fires DG NYSC 6 months after assuming office

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate removal of Brigadier-General Muhammad Kukah Fadah, from office as the Director General of...



Copyright © 2018 Daily correspondents