Cadaver wrapped up in a white cloth that seems to have fallen off from the back of a truck was seen on the road in front of Cuscatlan Market in El Salvador on Thursday, October 1.
A forensics worker is seen guiding the driver to reverse to where the body was.
it was reported that the body was being transported by forensics officials when the cadaver suddenly tumbled off the back into the street in front of stunned bystanders.
Upon realizing what happened, Forensic Medicine employees got out of the pickup truck and stopped the traffic to lift the body of the deceased back on board.
It is unclear whether the employees forgot to fasten the body and the vehicle correctly. There were no reports confirming if the bodies were coronavirus victims.
The clip has since been shared widely on Twitter and sparked concerns among the citizens. One viewer said: “Maybe Covid-19 infections are up.”
Another commented: “How outrageous, such an efficient job, only in El Salvador!”
According to newspaper Expansion, El Salvador has a higher number of people infected with the virus than other South American countries, and the mortality rate of 2.4 %.
The latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University show the country has registered 29,165 coronavirus cases, and 848 related deaths.