Mass cremation for Covid-19 victims in Prayagraj, India
This footage was filmed and produced 4 May 2021. Crematoriums in Delhi are being inundated with so many bodies that they have been forced to build makeshift funeral pyres on spare patches of land as the Covid crisis sweeping India led to an explosion of new cases. Crematoriums across the capital are struggling to cope, with grieving relatives forced to wait up to 20 hours for a funeral pyre for their loved ones. The total number of infections in the country has now passed 20 million. Delhi's facilities have been cremating more than 600 bodies daily for the past week, according to the mayor of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation. This is double the official daily death toll for the city, and an indicator there may be a major underreporting problem. The video shows mass cremation for Covid-19 victims in Prayagraj, India.
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