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Turkish corpse washers say faith overcame COVID fears

Eda Elal has prepared corpses for burial in accordance with Islamic rituals nearly half her life, but says her job as a "ghassal" in Turkey has never been harder than when bodies and illness overwhelmed her during the COVID-19 pandemic. She says a sense of spiritual duty helped her continue carrying out the common end-of-life ritual, despite exhaustion and fear. This report contains some graphic images. Lauren Anthony has more.

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