November 19, 2020

As death devastates El Paso, prisoners stem overflow from morgue

El Paso (United States) (AFP) – Prisoners in safety gear have been recruited to move bodies from an overcrowded morgue to refrigerated trucks in El Paso — as one of America’s safest cities in more normal times is overwhelmed by death in one of the country’s worst Covid-19 outbreaks.The outbreak is exploding across the United States and almost no corner has been spared, but images of health services at breaking point in the Texan border town have underscored the horror of the crisis.   Inmates in gloves, masks and goggles earn $2 an hour as they transfer bodies into a half dozen big rigs parke…


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