The Italian military has been called in to help transport dead bodies as the northern city of Bergamo reels from the ongoing coronavirus epidemic. The city’s crematorium is reportedly now working around-the-clock.
The head of Lega Nord, Matteo Salvini, posted a photograph on Twitter showing a seemingly endless line of army trucks moving their way through the Italian town, located in the Lombardy region.
L’Esercito porta le bare fuori da Bergamo, per la cremazione fuori dalla Lombardia, una terra messa a prova durissima, che lotta senza tregua contro il male.
È un’immagine straziante, che colpisce con la forza di cento, mille pugni. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/LgPgOceSM2
— Matteo Salvini (@matteosalvinimi) March 18, 2020
The military vehicles were dispatched to help remove corpses that couldn’t be dealt with at the local level, Salvini said.
A video posted on social media shows the green and camouflage trucks parked in the street as they prepare to transport bodies.
Italian Army took the coffins out from Bergamo for cremation pic.twitter.com/6u2GM63FxL
— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) March 19, 2020