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Photos show bodies of COVID victims floating along Ganges River in India

The New York Post

By Yaron Steinbuch

June 29, 2021

Horrifying images have emerged of hundreds of saffron cloth-shrouded bodies of COVID-19 victimsfloating along India’s Ganges River after the start of the seasonal monsoon flooding dislodged the corpses along the 1,550-mile-long waterway.

The victims’ families gave up the bodies of their loved ones to the river or buried them in shallow graves on its banks — unable to afford the cost of funeral pyres at the height of the coronavirus pandemic in April and May, according to Agence France-Presse.

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