In new York on HART island was spotted by the workers who dug the mass grave – they are intended for victims COVID-19.
As reported by the Browser, and DailyMail, on Thursday, April 9, on the island was seen about ten workers in protective suits who were digging graves. There were at least 45 coffins – some of them were written the names.
HART island is used as a mass grave since 1919, since there are buried about a million people. Also in 2008, the decision was made to use its territory for temporary burials during epidemics.
By the way, before the grave on the island was dug by the prisoners, however, because of the pandemic, this work is done by employees of the DOC.
“For security reasons, the convicts did not assist in the burials at the time of a pandemic”, – said the press-Secretary of the DOC Jason Kersten.
Next to each work a vehicle was seen, similar to those that parked near hospitals in Manhattan that are used as temporary morgues. At the same time, authorities have not officially confirmed that on HART island would be buried in patients with coronavirus. At the same time, in the city from COVID-19 has already killed more than 4,200 people.
Ex-con Vincent Mingalone told in the project of journalist Malinda HART that until February worked on this island. According to him, the coffins are formed in three levels, and then covered with sand and earth.
“A lot of people didn’t want the job. They thought it was nasty and dirty,” he recalls.