The husband of Sydney nurse Kelly Clarke, who passed away suddenly on the couple's Fiji honeymoon, has revealed a horrific sight he faced when identifying his wife.
Ms Clarke, 24, died of bilateral pneumonia last Friday night, 30 hours after she complained of stomach pains.
Now, her husband Chase, has revealed to an Australian publication that his wife's body was in a "freezing shipping container, wrapped in a sheet, head to toe with other bodies."
Those other bodies had to be moved so Mr Clarke, 28, could remove the sheet from his wife's head.
"I just told her I loved her, stay strong, we're going to get out of this," Mr Clarke told the publication.
"She just told me she was scared she was going to die. She was panting through her breath, and yeah, the rest is history. I never spoke to her again."
Mr Clarke was joined by family and friends for a backyard wake at Willoughby, on Sydney's lower north shore, on Tuesday afternoon.
Are thoughts are with the family and friends of Kelly at this time.
This article originally appeared on New Idea.