Italian beachgoers ignore dead bodies
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#1 Jun 24, 2013
Sunny skies, the sound of waves rolling into the shore and ... dead bodies.
Just another day at the beach for some people in Italy.
Two foreigners died Monday on beaches in Italy, but beachgoers appeared unfazed at the sight of the dead bodies, which were covered with sheets before being taken by emergency services, The Telegraph reports.
In the resort region of Formia, outside Naples, 78-year-old Russian Valentina Rausman died in the water after a suspected heart attack. Beachgoers were seen afterwards playing with balls and reading newspapers a few yards from her body.
In Calabria, Abdur Abdurhaman, a 19-year-old Moroccan, drowned at sea, The Telegraph reports. A group of teenagers was seen playing soccer in the background.
"The people who behaved like that should be ashamed of themselves," said Sandro Bartolomeo, the mayor of the Formia region.
An almost identical scenario unfolded on a beach at Vibo Valentia, in the southern region of Calabria, after a 19 year-old Moroccan man, Abdur Abdurhaman, drowned in the sea.
The restaurant worker's body was covered in a white sheet, while in the background a group of youths played beach football and other day trippers sunbathed on towels and loungers.
When officers from the local fire service and harbour authority arrived on the scene, they asked holidaymakers to show more respect for the corpse.
The images were "a punch in the stomach", according to one Italian newspaper, Il Giornale. "Death on the beach whilst all around people continue to sunbathe," the national daily said. "Perhaps people will feel remorse in the evening, when they get home. Too late." A similar incident happened on a beach at Ostia, close to Rome, in 2011.
The body of a 67-year-old man remained on the beach for around three hours while holidaymakers nearby chattered, joked and sunbathed.
#2 Jun 24, 2013
And they give us crap for not caring
#3 Jun 24, 2013
Did anyone ask if they saw the bodies or is this more Schmahl BS ?
Saint Paul, MN
#4 Jun 24, 2013
Don't blame the people on the beach. They didn't intent on going to funerals for their vacation.
Blame a country that takes 3 hours to recover a dead body from a public place. And, don't even ask if some of the victims could have been rescued!
#5 Jun 24, 2013
You do blather without facts....
Guess, you bother resting sunbathers, too.
#6 Jun 24, 2013
Click on the link, visual evidence is present. Fcuking idiot
#7 Jun 24, 2013
After it was bagged, butt-head....
Kinda late blaming the folks AFTER...
#8 Jun 24, 2013
Could it have been an empty bag or dead marine life...YEP !
Try to be less moronic, it's embarrassing.....
#10 Jun 24, 2013
it was probably squids that a fishing vessel caught and lost
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