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Man’s heartbreaking video shows New York hospital forklift loading dead bodies into truck: ‘This is for real!’


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Brooklyn resident John Lee shared a disturbing video Sunday on Facebook featuring medical workers using a forklift to load dead bodies into a refrigerated truck.

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According to the New York Post, medical workers loaded the body bags into a "mobile morgue," which was parked outside the Brooklyn Hospital Center in the Fort Greene neighborhood.

"This is for real," a tearful-sounding Lee can be heard saying while filming from his car. "They putting bodies in the 18-wheeler. ... This is no joke. ... This is Brooklyn Hospital."

What appear to be hospital staff can be seen wearing protective clothing and helping to load the bodies into the waiting truck.

Clearly emotional, Lee implores viewers to stay inside and pray to God.

The New York Times reported that this hospital has been in "disaster mode" in attempting to help contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus and treat the casualties of the disease.

Last week, Gary G. Terrinoni, president and chief executive of the hospital, told the outlet, "As an independent hospital we can control our destiny, control our resources, and really do what we think is right by the community. We're in disaster mode."

In the now-viral video, Lee can be heard begging viewers, "Please stay inside."

According to CNN, New York state has had at least 66,497 cases. At least 1,217 New Yorkers have died because of the virus, and New York City has quickly become the epicenter of the virus in the U.S.

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