The city is storing dead bodies in refrigerated trucks set up in a Brooklyn parking lot as it grapples with a growing number of corpses amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The trailers stretched from 36th to 39th streets along Second Avenue in Sunset Park on Monday.
City Hall acknowledged that the trucks are part of a fleet being used for the long-term storage of dead bodies. As of Monday, 30 percent of the trucks were filled.
“In Sunset Park, close to where I live, there are now 27 refrigeration trucks. The scale of this unfathomable,” tweeted Josh Begley, who lives in the neighborhood.
The Medical Examiner’s Office told Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams it is setting up a location at a pier by 39th Street to “store bodies.”
City Hall spokeswoman Avery Cohen said in a statement that “many of these [trucks] are empty and thus require a place to be parked.”
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