By George Day • 19 March 2020 • 14:30
A convoy of military vehicles in Italy were used to transport coffins containing coronavirus victims.
The military trucks were used last night after a cemetery in northern Italy was overwhelmed by the death toll.
The fleet of army trucks brought the deceased out of Bergamo on Wednesday night in what Italians have called ‘one of the saddest photos in the history of our country.’
The cemetery in Bergamo is no longer able cope with the mounting death toll in the city, where more than 4,300 people have been infected and at least 93 have died.
Mortuaries are full and crematorium staff have been handling 24 bodies a day. The recent bodies of the victims have been relocated to neighbouring provinces.
An army spokesman confirmed today that 15 trucks and 50 soldiers had been deployed to move bodies to neighbouring provinces.
Italian media reported that there were around 70 coffins in the dreadful procession last night, as the bodies were taken from the crematorium to the highway and out of Bergamo.
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