It’s a sad scenario in Brazil has graves are dogged ahead of burials. Disturbing aerial photos show dozens of freshly excavated graves at Brazil’s biggest cemetery after the country’s death toll hit 329 and cases soar to 8,076.
The spike in coronavirus cases in the South American nation has forced workers at the 780,000-square meter burial ground to increase the number of plots to a site that already has more than 1.5 million graves. Gravediggers wearing protective suits gather at Cemitério de Vila Formosa, Brazil’s largest graveyard, where the remains of more than 1.5million people are buried.
Workers carry the casket of a victim that died of COVID-19. Burials are Cemitério de Vila Formosa, located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, have nearly doubled because of the coronavirus pandemic. As of Friday, 329 people had died after being sickened with the virus.
Friends and family members keep their distance while workers at Brazil’s largest cemetery lower the casket of a person who recently died of the coronavirus.
Gravediggers at Cemitério de Vila Formosa take a break after a busy work day where daily burials have almost doubled.