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Missing bodies and coffins on the streets: Ecuador's Covid-19 crisis

Guayaquil, Ecuador was the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic in Latin America.

When the city's health services began to collapse under the weight of deaths, hospitals, morgues and cemeteries became overwhelmed.

The bodies of many victims of Covid-19 were left uncollected, with people burying loved ones in back gardens or leaving coffins on the streets.

Eventually they were picked up by the authorities - but some are still missing.

Journalist Blanca Moncada has been documenting the crisis and wants answers for families who are still looking for the bodies of their loved ones.

(Image: Blanca Moncada. Credit: BBC)

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