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BREAKING NEWS: Mass cremations going on in India amid record-breaking COVID-19 surge (Photos/Video)

India adds a record 3,32,730 new coronavirus cases in a span of 24 hours, taking the country's infection tally to 1,62,63,695

BREAKING NEWS: Mass cremations going on in India amid record-breaking COVID-19 surge (Photos/Video)

India adds a record 3,32,730 new coronavirus cases in a span of 24 hours, taking the country’s infection tally to 1,62,63,695

Nonstop mass cremations going on in India amid record-breaking COVID-19 surge (Photos/Video)
record-breaking COVID-19 surge

COVID-19 in India: Maharashtra, Delhi, UP, 7 other states account for 75% of new cases
Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 67,013. It is followed by Uttar Pradesh with 34,254 fresh infections, while Kerala reported 26,995 new cases, the ministry said

Nonstop mass cremations going on in India amid record-breaking COVID-19 surge (Photos/Video)
record-breaking COVID-19 surge

People losing their loved ones to COVID-19 disease are now turning to makeshift facilities that are undertaking mass burials and cremations amid a record-breaking Coronavirus surge in India.

Nonstop mass cremations going on in India amid record-breaking COVID-19 surge (Photos/Video)
record-breaking COVID-19 surge

India’s cumulative recoveries have surged to1,36,48,159 with 1,93,279 recoveries being registered in a span of 24 hours. The National Mortality Rate has been falling and currently stands at 1.15 per cent, the ministry said. A total of 2,263 coronavirus-related deaths were reported in a span of 24 hours. Delhi and nine states account for 81.79 per cent of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (568). Delhi follows with 306 daily deaths, the ministry said.

India added a record of 3,32,730 new coronavirus cases in a span of 24 hours, taking the country’s infection tally to 1,62,63,695.

Nonstop mass cremations going on in India amid record-breaking COVID-19 surge (Photos/Video)
record-breaking COVID-19 surge

 

In drone footage and photos shared online, countless bodies are seen burning at a ground that has been converted into a crematorium for mass cremation of coronavirus victims.

 

Jitender Singh Shunty who runs a non-profit medical service, the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sewa Dal, said as of Thursday afternoon 60 bodies, April 22, had been cremated at the makeshift facility in the parking lot.

 

“No-one in Delhi would have ever witnessed such a scene,” said Mr Shunty with tears in his eyes.

“Children who were five years old, 15 years old, 25 years old are being cremated. Newlyweds are being cremated. It’s difficult to watch.”

 

record-breaking COVID-19 surge
record-breaking COVID-19 surge

Delhi resident Nitish Kumar was forced to keep his dead mother’s body at home for nearly two days while he searched for space in the city’s crematoriums.

 

On Thursday, Kumar cremated his mother, who died of COVID-19, in a makeshift, mass cremation facility in a parking lot adjoining a crematorium in Seemapuri in northeast Delhi.

 

“I ran pillar to post but every crematorium had some reason … one said it had run out of wood,” said Kumar, wearing a mask and squinting his eyes that were stinging from the smoke blowing from the burning pyres.

 

source:Tribuneindia

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