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If this is a “minor outbreak of flu,” then why are barge-trains being towed out into the Pacific and dumped? And do these barges contain what we are afraid they contain and what informed sources have assured us they do contain—the dead bodies of plague victims?
Source: The Stand by Stephen King
Context: This is one of the questions that the Los Angeles Times wishes the president address in his speech.

What are barge-trains? Are they barges that are usually used to transport trains, also called train ferry? But in this scene, they are us still carry corpses of the plague victims?

Thank you.
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