Thursday, January 5, 2012

Abu Salim Trauma Hospital, Tripoli

Abu Salim trauma hospital, filled with dead has become a haunting testament to the violence raging in Libya. The four-story hospital was in the Abu Salim neighbourhood, which has seen some of the heaviest fighting. The facility was empty and it could not be determined when the men had been killed. The floors were covered with shattered glass and bloodstains, while medical equipment was strewn about. One hospital room had 21 bodies lying on gurneys, while 20 others were in the hospital's courtyard next to the parking lot.

The lifeless body of a loyalist Moammar Gadhafi fighter seen in the Abu Salim hospital - LINK
A corpse decays on a gurney outside Abu Salim hospital - LINK
The former sick ward. AP Photo, Francois Mori  - LINK
A man looks at the dead bodies in the morgue at he general hospital in the restive Abu Salim neighborhood of Tripoli, on August 26, 2011. The putrefying bodies of around 80 people were found in the hospital, apparently the unlucky victims of fighting that prevented the wounded from being treated, an AFP correspondent reported. (PATRICK BAZ/AFP/Getty Images) - LINK
Trails and pools of dried blood at Abu Salim trauma hospital, Tripoli. - LINK
Dead bodies lie on beds in Abu Salim trauma hospital;Tripoli, Libya (Photo: AFP) - LINK
Dead bodies lay outside the hospital.  AP Photo/Francois Mori - LINK

Workers clean the floors of layers of blood in the abandoned Abu Salim Hospital after numerous dead bodies were removed from the hospital grounds. Benjamin Lowy/ Getty Images - LINK

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