Ganga River Dead Bodies Photos :
Ganga River Dead Bodies Photos – bodies were found buried in sand on the banks of river Ganges in Prayagraj district of Uttar Pradesh, (Latest Updates Of Ganga River) causing panic among the people living in the surrounding areas.
Hundreds of mutilated bodies were placed in the Sangam area.
“People have been burying their dead here for the last 2-3 months. The sand covering the corpses is blown away by strong winds, exposing the rotting bodies. (Ganga River Dead Bodies Photos)
Hunting birds and dogs feast and feast on the remains. The government should arrange for proper funerals, ”said Dina Yadav, a local.
Others have expressed concern that further infection from the corpses will spread.
“The government should be more careful, especially during this epidemic, as it can spread more diseases to people and make the situation worse. People are helpless. (Ganga River Dead Bodies Photos)
Many are poor and do not have the resources to properly bury them. The government should also see it, ”said another resident Sanjay Srivastava.
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Despite repeated attempts, district officials have declined to comment on the matter.
Locals have also expressed concern that the sanctity of the holy river is being compromised, (Ganga River Dead Bodies Photos) as devotees have stopped taking holy baths due to foul smell which has deteriorated for days.
“At least 400–500 dead bodies are buried here. It is a holy place where people used to come to take a holy bath. People do not like to come here anymore. The government should ensure that the matter is taken care of, ”said Kunwar Jeet Tivar.
A similar view was witnessed in Unnao district of UP, after which a team of local police investigated to find more dead bodies.
Last week, bloated, rotting bodies have also been seen floating in the river in Ghazipur and Buxar in Bihar. Many drifted ashore while some were dragged by stray dogs.
While it is unconfirmed that the bodies in Prayagraj belong to COVID-19 patients, surrounding residents have stated that such scenes have never been seen before and only started with the second COVID wave. (Ganga River Dead Bodies Photos)
“We have never seen such a sight near the Ganges river. There are thousands of dead bodies here. The government should follow ‘Swachh Bharat’ and maintain cleanliness in the region, ”said Sanjay Srivastava.
According to the Union Ministry of Health, Uttar Pradesh currently has 1,93,815 active COVID-19 cases. A total of 13,85,855 patients have been cured so far and 16,957 people have died since the onset of the epidemic.
According to the district administration, 165 new cases were reported in Prayagraj on Saturday, 521 were healthy and nine people died.
(With inputs from ANI)