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Model films in corpse-packed morgue to expose Russian Covid ‘cover up’

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A former beauty queen claims she has uncovered a conspiracy in Russia after sharing footage of corpses of Covid-19 victims piled high in a morgue.

Olga Kagarlitskaya was horrified to witness bodies in black bags being piled on top of each other at a morgue in Samara, in southwestern Russia.

The 37-year-old was attending the morgue to collect the body of her own father – a doctor who allegedly contracted the deadly Covid-19 virus while transporting victims by ambulance to hospital.

Ms Kagarlitskaya filmed inside the morgue where her father’s body was stored after being shocked by the number of other dead bodies in the facility.

She now claims Russian authorities are trying to cover-up the number of health workers killed by the virus by falsifying death certificates to suggest they died by other means.

In footage shared online, the 2005 Miss Samara contestant states: "Our official statistics are seven dead in Samara (from coronavirus). Here we see far more than seven."

Ms Kagarlitskaya went on to claim morgue workers told her they were processing the bodies of 50 coronavirus victims on the day she visited.

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She went on to claim health officials are trying to manipulate the details of health worker deaths in order to avoid paying £22,600 compensation payments to those killed by Covid-19.

She suggests her father had to wait two days for an ambulance to take him to the hospital which he had worked in for 23 years.

While being cared for, Ms Kagarlitskaya’s father was placed on a ventilator – but sadly passed away after more than two weeks of treatment.

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The model claims: "A morgue employee told me that I cannot expect reliable and independent research (into the cause of death) as they focus on a call from above, on a conversation with the ministry, with Moscow.

"All this is done so as not to pay compensation to the families of medical workers who died performing their duties."

She went on to say of her father: "He was a military doctor, an officer. He came back from vacations and got sick at work."

Ms Kagarlitskaya’s allegations follow comments by Alexey Raksha – a former demographic forecaster at Russia's Federal Statistics Service who quit in protest over alleged manipulation of Covid-19 deaths in Russia.

The 42-year-old accused Russia’s "Covid dissident" leadership of "twisting" statistics to show that "things are better here than anywhere else".

Official Russian government figures reported 352 deaths on Sunday – however Mr Raksha suggests 2,400 to 2,800 Russians are dying of the virus per day.

  • Russia
  • Coronavirus

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