Extra our bodies have been discovered buried within the sand on the banks of the Ganga in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj district.
The invention has prompted panic amongst folks residing in close by areas.
Scores of decomposing our bodies laid uncovered within the Sangam space.
“For the final 2-Three months, folks have been burying their lifeless right here. Sand overlaying the our bodies is blown away by sturdy winds, exposing the decomposing our bodies. Predatory birds and canine feast collect and feast on the stays. The federal government ought to make preparations for correct burials,” a neighborhood, Dina Yadav instructed ANI.
Others have expressed considerations that the corpses will unfold extra ailments.
“The federal government needs to be extra cautious, particularly throughout this pandemic, as this will unfold extra ailments to folks and worsen the state of affairs. Persons are helpless. Many are poor and do not need the assets for a correct burial. The federal government ought to see to this as nicely,” mentioned Sanjay Srivastava, one other close by resident.
Regardless of repeated makes an attempt, district officers have refused to touch upon the matter.
Locals have additionally voiced considerations that the sanctity of the holy river is being compromised, as devotees have stopped taking holy baths as a result of foul odor that has worsened over the times.
“No less than 400-500 our bodies have been buried right here. It is a sacred place the place folks used to come back to take holy baths. Folks now not like to come back right here. The federal government ought to make sure that this matter is taken care of,” mentioned Kunwar Jeet Tivar.
Comparable scenes have been witnessed in UP’s Unnao district, after which a crew of the native police carried out an inquiry to seek out extra our bodies.
Within the final week, Ghazipur and Bihar’s Buxar too have seen grim incidents of bloated, decomposing our bodies floating within the river. Many washed up on the shores whereas some have been pulled up by stray canine.
Whereas it stays unconfirmed if the our bodies in Prayagaraj are of COVID-19 sufferers, close by residents have mentioned such scenes have by no means been witnessed earlier than and solely began with the second COVID wave.
“We now have by no means seen such a sight close to the river Ganga earlier than. There are millions of our bodies right here. The federal government ought to observe ‘Swachh Bharat’ and keep cleanliness within the space,” mentioned Sanjay Srivastav.
As per the union well being ministry, there are at the moment 1,93,815 lively COVID-19 circumstances in Uttar Pradesh. A complete of 13,85,855 sufferers have recovered up to now and 16,957 deaths have been reported for the reason that starting of the pandemic.
In response to the district administration, 165 recent circumstances, 521 recoveries and 9 deaths have been reported in Prayagraj on Saturday. (ANI)