Monday, October 18, 2021

Ganges river

Net across Ganges to catch India’s Covid-19 corpses

Locals say relatives may have immersed the bodies in the river because they could not afford wood for traditional Hindu cremations or because crematoriums were overwhelmed by the number of funerals.

In India, bloated bodies of suspected Covid-19 victims float down Ganges, wash up on banks

A shortage of wood for cremations and the rising costs of funerals mean many families put the bodies of loved Covid-19 victims directly into the river.

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