October 24, 2011
As family days out, it must rank as one of the more bizarre and macabre.
Men, women and children lined-up in the hot sunshine yesterday for a chance to view the corpse of Muammar Gaddafi, the dead Libyan dictator and self-styled King of Kings.
In a refrigerated store room at a shopping centre – normally used to store chickens before being stacked on the shelves – the chance to glimpse the decaying corpse of Gaddafi was the sole attraction in Misrata, once Libya’s richest city and now reduced to rubble after the war.
After he was captured alive on Thursday, hiding in a drainpipe and begging for his life, the cadaver of Gaddafi – along with Mutassim, his son, and ex-defense minister Abu Bakr Younis – was taken by truck and deposited in the meat chilling room at the shopping centre on the outskirts of the city.
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