Fact Check: Is The Video Of Italian Military Trucks Carrying Dead Bodies Real Or Fake?


A video of Italian military carrying dead bodies in big trucks was shared on Twitter by a citizen of Bergamo. Read to know whether this is a real or fake video.

Written By Yashika Sharma | Mumbai | Updated On:
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A video that surfaced online a few days ago took the internet by storm. The video was supposedly of the Italian military carrying dead bodies of people who lost their lives due to coronavirus. As there are many fake as well as real videos being shared all across social media, it is important to know whether this video is fake or real. 

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What is the video all about?

A resident of the city of Bergamo shared a video of the roads on which lines of Italian military trucks can be seen driving somewhere on March 18. The citizen, Eugenio Iafrate, posted the video and wrote in the caption, “Bergamo this evening. Army truck transporting coffins". Here is the tweet:

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Is this video really of the Italian military carrying dead bodies?

This video has been confirmed to be real. While the video of Bergamo military trucks was first shared only by Eugenio Iafrate, it was later also shared by a news portal. A journalist from the news portal shared that the Italian military trucks were transporting these dead bodies from the city of Bergamo to somewhere else in Italy. They also claimed that the city of Bergamo does not have enough space for the cremation of these dead bodies. These Bergamo military trucks took 70 bodies from the city.

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Bergamo is one of the wealthiest and the most well-organised cities in Italy, as per an article in another leading news source. The crematoriums cannot cope up with the number of deaths and hence this action was taken. As Corriere della Sera, a national newspaper, reported, the crematorium in Bergamo can only accommodate 25 dead bodies at one time.

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This video of Italian military transporting coffins shared by Eugenio has shaken up many people all across the world. People have been sharing the same on their Whatsapp as well as other social media portals. The Italian military video has been shared by many in order to make people aware that a simple move of staying at home can go a long way and save many lives.

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