The new shocking visuals of at least 40 decomposed bodies washed up on the banks of Ganges river at Bihar’s Buxar on Monday morning exposed the frightening Covid-19 situation of the country. The bodies were seen floating on the river’s surface of the banks of the Ganges in Chausa city adjoining Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
The incident has led to a blame-game between Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. On Saturday, several partially burnt bodies were also seen floating in the Yamuna at Hamirpur town. The Congress alleged that these bodies are proof of the untold hidden Covid deaths.
What has happened on Monday morning ?
When people woke up in the morning, they have witnessed a very dangerous and scary scene which raised an alarm in the state. The local administration believes that bodies floated down from Uttar Pradesh and belong to Covid patients whose relatives may have been unable to find space to cremate or bury them.
What the state officials has said ?
Chausa district official Ashok Kumar who was present at the sight reportedly said that some 40-45 bodies were found floating while by some accounts, there could be closer to 100 bodies. He said the bodies seem to have been thrown into the river.
Another official KK Upadhyay reportedly said that the bodies were bloated and have been in water for more than four to five days. He said there is panic among locals as they fear the infection might spread into the river. The official ensured the people of the district and said that the matter will be investigated that where these bodies are coming from, which town in UP – Bahraich or Varanasi or Allahabad.
What is the Covid situation in Bihar ?
Bihar has so far recorded over 5,91,476 positive cases, out of which, 4,77,389 have recovered successfully and 3,282 have died. As per the latest reports from MoHFW, in the past 24 hours 11,259 new cases, 13,364 fresh recoveries and 67 deaths have been reported. Currently, the total number of active cases in the state is 1,10,805.
India has recorded over three lakh Covid cases daily for nearly three weeks and hit record deaths, over 4,000, last week.