‘A proper funeral’: families try to claim Covid-19 victims from Milan cemetery

Posted by on June 10, 2020 12:00 am
Categories: Global Stories

Remains cannot be exhumed for two years after burial by mistake in area for unclaimed bodies

The graves of 128 victims are marked with a simple white plastic cross, bearing only their names and a plot number.

Those buried in Campo 87, a section of the Maggiore cemetery in Milan designated for coronavirus victims whose bodies went unclaimed, came from overwhelmed hospitals and morgues during the peak of Italy’s pandemic. Some had died while in residential care; others at home alone. 

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