COVID-19 surge: 71 bodies of suspected victims retrieved from Ganga

A few of them had been disposed of by the district administration by Tuesday morning and samples have been preserved for additional exams.

Our bodies of 71 suspected COVID-19 victims, which had been discovered floating within the Ganga at Chausa in Buxar district of Bihar on Monday, had been retrieved and a few of them had been disposed of by the district administration by Tuesday morning.

Samples of some our bodies have been preserved for additional exams.

“We retrieved 71 our bodies. A few of them have been disposed of whereas the method for others are underneath means. Samples of some our bodies too have been preserved for additional exams”, Buxar Superintendent of Police Neeraj Kumar Singh instructed The Hindu over telephone. “Publish-mortem of our bodies had been performed on the ghat itself as they had been extremely decomposed,” he added.

No different district official might be reached for extra particulars regardless of a number of makes an attempt by The Hindu.

Nevertheless, Ram Ashray Yadav who sells pyre wooden for funeral on the Mahadeo ghat (financial institution) at Chausa, stated, “many of the our bodies had been buried in a big pit dug by a JCB machine on the financial institution of the river”.

“The district administration has offered a generator for energy provide on the ghat and deputed an official right here and the district administration officers had been seen right here on the ghat until late final night time,” he instructed The Hindu over telephone.

Requested what number of our bodies had been buried, he stated “it was very troublesome to depend”.

“However, now no our bodies might be seen floating within the river water on the ghat,” he stated.

A number of our bodies, although, had been noticed at one other river financial institution within the district, an area journalist stated.

Earlier, the Buxar district officers had stated that the our bodies could be cremated with dignity by the federal government.

The district officers had stated the our bodies may need floated in from adjoining districts of japanese Uttar Pradesh akin to Varanasi and Allahabad.

“The our bodies are bloated. They appear to have been within the water for at the very least 5-7 days. It must be investigated from the place they’ve come. They might be from Varanasi or Allahabad of U.P.”, senior official of the district Ok.Ok. Upadhayay had instructed media individuals.

Movies of bloated our bodies had additionally gone viral on social media, sparking an outrage and shock amongst villagers.

Chausa is about 10 km downstream from neighbouring Uttar Pradesh.

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