Russia opens vast morgue in Mariupol due to extreme mortality rate

21 October 2022, 01:18 AM
Mariupol, September 25 (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

Mariupol, September 25 (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

Russian occupation “authorities” had to open a large morgue in occupied Mariupol, Donetsk Oblast, in order to cope with extremely high mortality rates in the city, Mariupol city council reported via a Telegram post on Oct. 20.

The morgue reportedly is as large as 7,000 square meters in area.

“(Russian) invaders opened a huge morgue in Mariupol,” the message said.

“The city has an ultra-high death toll. Instead of investing in hospitals and restoring normal life, the Russians built a morgue with an area of about 7 thousand square meters."

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According to the report, Mariupol residents’ health is deteriorating, with dire living conditions making chronic health conditions more acute.

“People just can't take it anymore,” the message reads.

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