A former Russian beauty queen captured the ugliness inside a morgue packed with the corpses of COVID-19 victims when she collected the body of her father, a doctor who also died of the disease, according to a report.
Olga Kagarlitskaya, 37, who was Miss Samara in 2005, went to the morgue in the city of Samara, where workers tried to prevent her from seeing how many bodies in black bags were strewn about the facility, East2West News reported.
Undeterred, she decided to show the scale of the pandemic by recording the disturbing scene on video.
“Our official statistics are seven dead in Samara (from coronavirus),” she says in the footage, according to the news outlet. “Here we see far more than seven.”
Kagarlitskaya claimed that morgue workers later fessed up that there were more than 50 bodies of coronavirus victims there during her visit, the outlet reported.
“He fell ill at work, performing his duties,” she said about her