Coronavirus News: 100 bodies found in unrefrigerated trailers outside Brooklyn funeral home: Police source
FLATLANDS, Brooklyn (WABC) — City officials say they responded to bodies in two unrefrigerated trucks outside a Brooklyn funeral home following reports of an foul odor.
A police source told ABC News that two unrefrigerated trailers outside Andrew T. Cleckley Funeral Services on Utica Avenue each contained 50 bodies.
Unrefrigerated trucks are not appropriate storage for bodies and unnecessary as the city had obtained freezer trucks to temporarily hold bodies for overwhelmed funeral homes until arrangements are finalized. Upon learning of the situation Wednesday, the city sent the proper storage equipment (a freezer truck) to hold the bodies.