Muammar el-Gaddafi, the former dictator of Libya, was killed yesterday but the Libyans don't know what to do with his body just yet. Right now, Gaddafi is being stored in a room-sized freezer at a shopping center in Misrata, the home city of the fighters who killed him. A fitting end?
The AP saw Gaddafi's body and described it as:
"The body, stripped to the waist and wearing beige trousers, was laid on a bloodied mattress on the floor of an emptied-out room-sized freezer where restaurants and stores in the center normally keep perishables. A bullet hole was visible on the left side of his head — with the bullet still lodged in his head, according to the presiding doctor — and in the center of his chest and stomach. His hair was matted and dried blood streaks his arms and head."
Gaddafi was supposed to be buried today (in accordance to Islamic tradition), but the interim government wants to figure out how he died before they put the former dictator away. So the freezer solution it is! Incredibly odd that they picked a mall though, as crowds are growing to sneak a peek at the dead man's body. [AP]
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