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Horror Story: Now, Bodies Found Buried On Banks Of Ganga In Prayagraj

The horror story continues.

After hundreds of corpses were spotted floating in the Ganga in Bihar and UP, more bodies have been found buried in the sand on the banks of the river in UP’s Prayagraj.

People living in nearby areas discovered to their horror and disbelief scores of decomposing bodies laying uncovered in the Sangam area.

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It’s not confirmed that the bodies are of COVID-19 patients, but local residents have said they have not witnessed such scenes prior to the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in India.

“For the last 2-3 months, people have been burying their near and dear ones here. Sand covering the bodies is blown away by strong winds, exposing the decomposing bodies. Predatory birds and dogs feast gather and feast on the remains. The government should make arrangements for proper burials,” ANI quoted a local resident as saying.

Many fear that this will lead to the spread of diseases.

“The government should be more careful, especially during a pandemic, as this can spread more diseases. People are helpless. Many are poor and don’t have resources to arrange a proper burial. The government has to look into this as well,” said Sanjay Srivastava.

Others pointed out that devotees have stopped taking holy dips due to the worsening foul smell.

“At least 400-500 bodies have been buried here. This is a sacred place where people used to come for holy baths… but they are avoiding now. The government should follow ‘Swachh Bharat’ and maintain cleanliness in the area,” said Kunwar Jeet Tivar.