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Bodies observed buried in the sand on banks of Ganga in UP’s Prayagraj

Scores of decomposing bodies laid uncovered in the Sangam area.
More our bodies have been observed buried in the sand on the banks of the Ganga in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj district. The discovery has triggered panic amongst human beings dwelling in close-by areas.

Scores of decomposing bodies laid uncovered in the Sangam area.

“For the final 2-3 months, human beings have been burying their lifeless here. Sand overlaying our bodies is blown away via sturdy winds, exposing the decomposing bodies. Predatory birds and puppies feast acquire and feast on the remains. The authorities have to make preparations for desirable burials,” a local, Dina Yadav advised ANI.

Others have expressed worries that the corpses will unfold extra diseases.

“The authorities need to be greater careful, especially all through this pandemic, as this can unfold extra illnesses to humans and aggravate the situation. People are helpless. Many are negative and do no longer have the assets for an acceptable burial. The authorities must see to this as well,” stated Sanjay Srivastava, every other close by the resident.
Locals have additionally voiced issues that the sanctity of the holy river is being compromised, as devotees have stopped taking holy baths due to the foul odor that has worsened over the days.

Family individuals and spouse and children return after burying a lifeless body, near the banks of river Ganga at Phaphamau Ghat in Prayagraj, Sunday, May 16, 2021. (PTI)

“At least 400-500 our bodies have been buried here. This is a sacred area the place human beings used to come to take holy baths. People no longer like to come here. The authorities need to make sure that this is counted is taken care of,” stated Kunwar Jeet Tivar.

Similar scenes had been witnessed in UP’s Unnao district, after which a crew of the neighborhood police carried out an inquiry to locate greater bodies.

In the final week, Ghazipur and Bihar’s Buxar too have considered grim incidents of bloated, decomposing bodies floating in the river. Many washed up on the shores whilst some had been pulled up through stray dogs.
While it stays unconfirmed if our bodies in Prayagaraj are of COVID-19 patients, close-by residents have stated such scenes have in no way been witnessed earlier than and solely commenced with the 2d COVID wave.

“We have in no way considered such a sight close to the river Ganga before. There are hundreds of our bodies here. The authorities ought to comply with ‘Swachh Bharat’ and keep cleanliness in the area,” stated Sanjay Srivastav.

As per the union fitness ministry, there are presently 1,93,815 lively COVID-19 instances in Uttar Pradesh. A whole of 13,85,855 sufferers has recovered so ways and 16,957 deaths have been suggested in view that the commencing of the pandemic.

According to the district administration, a hundred sixty-five sparkling cases, 521 recoveries, and 9 deaths have been pronounced in Prayagraj on Saturday.

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