Officials claim at least 40 people’s bodies have washed up on the Ganges River’s banks in northern India.
On Monday but the bodies’ origins are unknown, but local media reports say they are Covid-19 victims. According to some media accounts, up to 100 bodies have been discovered, with their state indicating that they might have been in the river for several days.
After questioning residents, a local official, Ashok Kumar, told the Media that “there is a chance that these bodies have come out of from Province Uttar Pradesh.” The remains will be buried or cremated, he said.
According to India’s NDTV news channel, officials said the bodies were “bloated” and “partially burned,” and that they may have ended up in the river as part of a tradition of cremating coronavirus victims along the Ganges in Uttar Pradesh.
Parts of India are being ravaged by a second outbreak of the virus, which has seen a large increase in the number of deaths in recent weeks. The majority of crematoriums across the country have reached capacity and The nation has become the epicentre of the worldwide epidemic.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, India has seen more than 22.6 million coronavirus cases and 246,116 deaths since the outbreak began. The actual death toll, according to experts, much higher than the recorded number.