Up to 60 bodies found in four trucks outside Brooklyn funeral home

Up to 60 bodies found in four trucks outside Brooklyn funeral home
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Four trucks containing as many as 60 bodies have been discovered outside a Brooklyn funeral home after someone reported fluids dripping from the trucks, a law enforcement official said, APA reports citing CNN.

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, a second law enforcement source said Wednesday.
At least one of the trucks was unrefrigerated, according to one law enforcement official. One source said the bodies were put on ice.
CNN reached out to the Andrew Cleckley Funeral Home, and someone who identified himself as the owner would not comment.
"They were like almost everyone doing their best to cope," one source said.
The city has been the epicenter of the US coronavirus outbreak for weeks, with 17,589 confirmed and probable Covid-19 deaths, according to the city website.
Authorities are waiting for tarps and equipment to move the bodies into a larger truck, two sources said.
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