What's new

Bodies of COVID-19 victims being dumped in Ganga India.

Basel

ELITE MEMBER
Oct 31, 2013
9,498
2
7,174
Country
Pakistan
Location
Pakistan
Dozens more bodies have washed up on the banks of the Ganges river, as footage emerged appearing to show ambulance staff tossing coronavirus victims into the sacred waters.

Crematoriums in COVID-ravaged India are struggling to keep pace with a spiralling death toll of almost 250,000.

In recent days, scores of dead bodies of suspected coronavirus victims have been pulled from the Ganges River banks in eastern India.

View attachment 742895
Footage on Indian news outlets appears to show ambulance staff throwing dead bodies into the Ganges River, as India buckles under a coronavirus second wave. (Mirror Now)

View attachment 742896
Scores of dead bodies have been found floating down the Ganges River in eastern India amid a ferocious surge in coronavirus infections in the country. (AP)


Local authorities are investigating and a postmortem of the bodies has been carried out, but "due to heavy decomposition, we were unable to determine the cause of death," officials in the Bixar district of Bihar state said in a statement today.

An MP from India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, Janardhan Singh Sigriwal, has claimed bodies of COVID dead are being thrown into the river by ambulance staff in Bihar.

Footage on Indian news channels has shown what appears to be ambulance staff throwing corpses into the river.

India currently accounts for one in three of the reported deaths from coronavirus around the world.
Wood is running short across the country, meaning bodies are not being burned on traditional funeral pyres.


Funeral costs have spiked, leaving some poverty-stricken families with no option other than to push the bodies of loved ones into the Ganges.

The second wave has infected millions across the country in the past month, with thousands dying every day.

With nearly 23 million confirmed cases since the pandemic began, India is the second-worst affected country after the United States.

India has so far recorded 249,992 deaths, but some fear the number dead is much higher.

Buxar officials said that based on the condition of the bodies, authorities believe the bodies came from further upstream - possibly from the states of Uttar Pradesh or Uttarakhand.

View attachment 742897
Police officials stand guard at the banks of the river where several bodies were found lying in Ghazipur district in Uttar Pradesh. (AP)

View attachment 742898
Some media reports said the number of corpses could be as high as 100. (CNN)


Buxar borders India's most populous state of Uttar Pradesh, where a lockdown was extended over the weekend until May 17.
As coronavirus infections continue to rise, at least 24 of India's 36 states and union territories are under full lockdowns.

The Ganges river flows through the states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and finally into West Bengal where it empties out into the Bay of Bengal.


OMG, virus going into sea which may infect fishes and others which could get back to humans if they eat infected sea good.
 

d00od00o

FULL MEMBER
Oct 17, 2018
1,463
-5
1,465
Country
United States
Location
United States
Scores more bodies of suspected Covid victims found in Indian rivers
At least 90 more corpses wash up in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh as virus continues spreading into poor rural areas
Hannah Ellis-Petersen
Relatives wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) perform rituals during the cremation of a loved one at a crematorium in New Delhi.

Relatives wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) perform rituals during the cremation of a loved one at a crematorium in New Delhi. Photograph: Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty Images
Wed 12 May 2021 10.46 EDT
Last modified on Wed 12 May 2021 14.05 EDT
At least 90 more bodies of suspected Covid-19 victims have washed up in rivers in India, as the virus continues to spread into poor rural areas and the country recorded its highest daily death toll so far.
More than 70 corpses were discovered floating in the Ganges River in the Buxar district of the state of Bihar and dozens more bodies were found upstream in the Ghazipur and Ballia districts in the neighbouring state of Uttar Pradesh.
Several more were found floating in the Runj River in Panna, Madhya Pradesh, which serves as a source of water for villagers and their cattle.
It came as India recorded another surge in deaths nationwide, with 4,205 recorded on Tuesday, the highest of the pandemic so far. India also reported another 348,421 infections, pushing the country’s total to 20.3m cases, a figure experts widely believe is an undercount.
Graph
Earlier this week, 30 bodies had been recovered from the Ganges in the same area. Thought to be over five days old, they were heavily decomposed and so officials said it was difficult to confirm if they had died of Covid-19 or other causes.
Many believe the bodies had been dumped due to the rising cost of cremating bodies, with crematoriums overrun and firewood for pyres now expensive and in short supply. Images of ambulance drivers throwing bodies over a bridge on the border of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar into the river emerged on social media.
The discovery of the suspected coronavirus fatalities was a cause of concern for local villagers who use the river as a source of water for drinking and washing. The Ganges is also the most sacred river to Hindus and is worshipped as the goddess Ganga.
The former chief of the village of Mubarakpur in the district said the dumping of bodies had been happening “for the last week”.
Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have blamed each other for the dumping of the corpses. “The bodies have floated into Bihar from Uttar Pradesh,” said the Bihar minister Sanjay Kumar Jha, adding that a net had been placed in the Ganges along the state border to prevent any more bodies floating downstream. Uttar Pradesh authorities have denied all responsibility.
Officials said the washed-up remains would be buried in a mass grave, though DNA samples would be taken from them first.
The central government minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat called the incident “unexpected”. “The Modi government is committed to the cleanliness of ‘mother Ganga’,” he said.
In a press statement, the Buxar administration said it had told local officials “to be alert about such incidents in future and have also asked them to make locals aware about not throwing bodies into the river”.
While Covid cases in India’s largest and initially worst-hit cities of Delhi and Mumbai appear to be slowing, almost 90% of India still has a high coronavirus positivity rate, with the impact shifting to rural areas. In Bihar, 76% of cases are in rural and small town areas, while in Uttar Pradesh the figure is 65%.
The shift is a concern for officials as India’s rural areas have poor health infrastructure, a lack of doctors, ventilators, oxygen facilities and Covid testing capacity.
The Uttar Pradesh government said it had provided oxygen concentrators, which draw oxygen from the air, and ventilators to all districts and that testing facilities were being set up in 97,000 villages.
This week the World Health Organization classified a Covid variant that has emerged in India, B.1.617, as a “variant of concern” after early evidence showed it was more transmissible. This makes it the fourth Covid variant, after those first discovered in Brazil, South Africa and the UK, to be given this designation.
On Tuesday, it was confirmed that India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, would no longer attend the G7 summit in the UK in June due to the ongoing Covid situation in India.
© 2021 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. (modern)
 

PAKISTANFOREVER

ELITE MEMBER
Aug 15, 2015
17,172
-6
28,085
Country
United Kingdom
Location
Pakistan
Dozens more bodies have washed up on the banks of the Ganges river, as footage emerged appearing to show ambulance staff tossing coronavirus victims into the sacred waters.

Crematoriums in COVID-ravaged India are struggling to keep pace with a spiralling death toll of almost 250,000.

In recent days, scores of dead bodies of suspected coronavirus victims have been pulled from the Ganges River banks in eastern India.

View attachment 742895
Footage on Indian news outlets appears to show ambulance staff throwing dead bodies into the Ganges River, as India buckles under a coronavirus second wave. (Mirror Now)

View attachment 742896
Scores of dead bodies have been found floating down the Ganges River in eastern India amid a ferocious surge in coronavirus infections in the country. (AP)


Local authorities are investigating and a postmortem of the bodies has been carried out, but "due to heavy decomposition, we were unable to determine the cause of death," officials in the Bixar district of Bihar state said in a statement today.

An MP from India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, Janardhan Singh Sigriwal, has claimed bodies of COVID dead are being thrown into the river by ambulance staff in Bihar.

Footage on Indian news channels has shown what appears to be ambulance staff throwing corpses into the river.

India currently accounts for one in three of the reported deaths from coronavirus around the world.
Wood is running short across the country, meaning bodies are not being burned on traditional funeral pyres.


Funeral costs have spiked, leaving some poverty-stricken families with no option other than to push the bodies of loved ones into the Ganges.

The second wave has infected millions across the country in the past month, with thousands dying every day.

With nearly 23 million confirmed cases since the pandemic began, India is the second-worst affected country after the United States.

India has so far recorded 249,992 deaths, but some fear the number dead is much higher.

Buxar officials said that based on the condition of the bodies, authorities believe the bodies came from further upstream - possibly from the states of Uttar Pradesh or Uttarakhand.

View attachment 742897
Police officials stand guard at the banks of the river where several bodies were found lying in Ghazipur district in Uttar Pradesh. (AP)

View attachment 742898
Some media reports said the number of corpses could be as high as 100. (CNN)


Buxar borders India's most populous state of Uttar Pradesh, where a lockdown was extended over the weekend until May 17.
As coronavirus infections continue to rise, at least 24 of India's 36 states and union territories are under full lockdowns.

The Ganges river flows through the states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and finally into West Bengal where it empties out into the Bay of Bengal.



At least we now know why there is less indian trolling on PDF...............:azn:


PS indians on PDF will be saying that india is a superpower and economically the most powerful nation on earth............ :disagree:
 

kingQamaR

SENIOR MEMBER
Sep 14, 2017
3,903
-5
3,824
Country
United Kingdom
Location
Pakistan
these low life Indian medics losers are just following there disgusting order from the top. so did it come from there hospital superiors or from the local government offices to hide there true fingers.
 

BATMAN

ELITE MEMBER
Mar 31, 2007
29,896
-28
20,011
Country
Pakistan
Location
Switzerland
Bro are you batman from the Indian Army. I am spiderman from the PLA. Lolol.

They made a video about the courageous Indian batman after the Galwan massacre.

Indian army is only good in movies, BTW there's a Hollywood movie 'Patriot' about US war of independence, staring Malgibson... hope you are not an American spy in Chian!
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Total: 1, Members: 0, Guests: 1)


Top Bottom