Terrible video show a temporary morgue was set up in a hangar at an abandoned military base in Britain when a coronavirus pandemic claimed thousands of British lives.
The two hangars, each of which can accommodate 600 coffins, were converted at the Upper Heyford Royal Air Force in Oxfordshire when the country’s COVID-19 death rate rose Monday to 5,383, according to SWNS.
One worker, who declined to be named, said construction began last Friday to change the two hangars, the outlet reported.
“It’s strange working there, everyone keeps their distance and wears masks,” said the employee. “It’s kind of weird, you can laugh or cry, but you’ve just done your job.”
Inside the temporary mortuary, there are smaller shelves to accommodate the bodies of children killed by the pandemic, according to news services.
More work is scheduled to begin at two more hangars and five others are on standby, bringing the total capacity to perhaps 5,400, the report said.
The Oxfordshire County Council confirmed that the former World War II airfield – which was closed in 1993 – was used as a temporary mortuary.
“As with all other regions in the country there is an old contingency plan to provide additional mortuary during an emergency situation,” the council said.
“Partners from organizations including the National Health Service, registration service, coronary office and local authorities have been meeting regularly to consider the requirements that can be placed in Oxfordshire during a coronavirus outbreak.”