Indian cops put nets over Ganges River to prevent dumping of bodies

Indian authorities have put nets up over the Ganges River after bodies of greater than 100 COVID-19 victims have washed up — with a viral video seemingly displaying ambulance employees dumping some of the lifeless.

Dozens of decomposing bodies have washed up in only one space prior to now two days, placing the overall at greater than 100 — with others additionally present in different spots alongside India’s holiest river.

Locals told Times Now that the quantity is greater than 150 lifeless bodies — with others additionally present in different rivers within the coronavirus-ravaged nation.

Mirror Now aired footage it claimed confirmed ambulance employees from a close-by hospital carrying at the least some of the lifeless to be dumped within the Ganges.

Men wearing protective suits place a white cloth over the body their relative, who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), before his cremation on the banks of the river Ganges at Garhmukteshwar

People cowl the physique of an individual who died from COVID-19 on the banks of the Ganges in India.

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Family members place floral garlands on the physique of a person who died due to COVID-19 earlier than cremation by the River Ganges in Prayagraj, India on May 8, 2021.

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It “clearly” highlighted that “there’s absolutely no dignity in death as far as COVID patients … are concerned,” the newscaster stated because the disturbing footage performed.

“Stray dogs are devouring these bodies … it will spread the virus,” native activist Ashwini Varmaadded informed The Hindu day by day.

A worker helps cremate the bodies of Covid-19 victims on the banks of the Ganges river May 06, 2021 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.
A employee helps cremate the bodies of Covid-19 victims on the banks of the Ganges river May 06, 2021 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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Bihar’s water sources minister Sanjay Kumar stated Wednesday {that a} “net has been placed” within the river on the state border with Uttar Pradesh, NDTV said. Police patrols have been additionally being elevated, he stated.

This frame grab from video provided by KK Productions shows police officials standing guard at the banks of the river where several bodies were found.
This body seize from video offered by KK Productions reveals police officers standing guard on the banks of the river the place a number of bodies have been discovered.
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The impoverished state’s authorities was “pained at both the tragedy as well as harm to the river Ganges,” Kumar stated.

Officials consider that the bodies are being dumped as a result of of the excessive value of funerals and lengthy strains at cremation grounds.

“It is possible that in hurry some disposed of the bodies in the river like this,” native police official Hitendra Krishna was quoted as saying.

Family members pay last respect to their relative who died of COVID-19  on the Ganges.
Family members pay final respect to their relative who died of COVID-19 on the Ganges.
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A resident of Chausa told The Telegraph, “During normal times, the crematorium here would usually see between two and three bodies daily. But, the number of dead bodies arriving each day is nearer to 60.”

A worker helps cremate the body of a victim who died after contracting COVID-19 on the banks of the Ganges river May 06, 2021 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.
A employee helps cremate the physique of a sufferer who died after contracting COVID-19 on the banks of the Ganges river May 06, 2021 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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India’s official COVID-19 demise toll soared past 250,000 on Wednesday, however many specialists consider the actual quantity is a number of occasions increased — with the bodies within the Ganges doubtless amongst these not on official counts.

A chart showing India's death toll from COVID-19.
A chart displaying India’s demise toll from COVID-19.

Many victims die with out a physician readily available to subject a demise certificates, and COVID-19 isn’t specified because the trigger of demise except the deceased was examined for the illness, which few have been within the nation of 1.4 billion individuals.

With Post wires

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