Gruesome videos showing scores of bloody, apparently lifeless bodies lining a drainage ditch surfaced on social media following Thursday’s twin bombings outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Some of the people shown in the unconfirmed recordings were lying face-down in the filthy water, while others, who appeared seriously wounded, were sitting and seemed to be waiting for help.
One man’s head lolled about as he was being pulled from the ditch, and it was unclear if he was dead or alive in the 52-second clip posted on Twitter by the Askava News Agency.
Others were splayed out motionless on one bank, with one man’s white clothing was stained by blood that appeared to have poured from his neck and limbs.
“World needs to watch this,” wrote CBS News reporter Ahmad Mukhtar, who posted a 21-second clip on Twitter.
The scene of the carnage appeared to match a photo shot earlier in the week that showed hundreds of Afghans in and around the ditch as they waited desperately to get into the airport and escape the Taliban amid the pullout of US troops ordered by President Biden.
The explosions are believed to have been caused by an ISIS fighter in a suicide vest and a car bomb, according to officials.