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Corpses washed onto the shores of the Ganges River in India have exposed the government’s colossal failure to strengthen rural health care or ensure adequate vaccine supplies during the pandemic, writes Om Gaur, an editor of @DainikBhaskar .

Corpses washed onto the shores of the Ganges River in India have exposed the government’s colossal failure to strengthen rural health care or ensure adequate vaccine supplies during the pandemic, writes Om Gaur, an editor of @DainikBhaskar .

Hapur | People take a holy dip in the Ganges on the occasion of #GangaDussehra 

During India’s second wave of coronavirus infections this spring, rains swelled the Ganges River, “tossing up corpses to the river’s surface,” writes Om Gaur, an editor of @DainikBhaskar . “We might never have heard of this tragedy but for the weather.”

During India’s second wave of coronavirus infections this spring, rains swelled the Ganges River, “tossing up corpses to the river’s surface,” writes Om Gaur, an editor of @DainikBhaskar . “We might never have heard of this tragedy but for the weather.”

A 21-day-old baby was found in a box floating down the Ganges river in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, according to local police.

Newborn baby reportedly found floating in box in Ganges river

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A 21-day-old baby was found in a box floating down the Ganges river in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, according to local police.

In India, The Ganges Is Returning the Dead. And, Unlike State Death Toll, It Does Not Lie. ? via @nytimes 

Indian baby found alive in box floating on #Ganges 

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India’s devastating second wave was fuelled by a series of crowded events, including mass rallies addressed by PM Narendra Modi, religious holidays and pilgrimages on the Ganges river — in pictures

Drone footage shows hundreds of graves along the banks of the River Ganges in India. Many of those buried are thought to have died from #COVID19 . Get more news from around the world:

Shallow sand graves of people, some of whom are suspected to have died from the coronavirus, are seen on the banks of the river Ganges in Shringaverpur, India. More images as the country reels under massive COVID wave: 📷 Ritesh Shukla

"Show your guts, no ifs and buts, Come out and shout and say it loud, “The naked King is lame and weak” Show me you are no longer meek, ...O King, in your Ram-Rajya, do you see bodies flow in the Ganges?" | Parul Khakkar’s poem titled Shabvahini Ganga.

Poor people in India are disposing of bodies in rivers because the cost of cremations has shot up during the country’s Covid-19 crisis, medical workers say. Dozens of corpses were found on the banks of the Ganges River on Monday.

As India reports its highest ever daily surge of coronavirus cases, CNN's @clarissaward  visits a crematorium in the country's holiest city on the banks of Ganges River. The situation "has become so bad that shortages have been reported of wood, needed for the funeral pyres."

Dozens of bodies wash up on banks of Ganges river in northern India

Dozens more bodies wash up on the banks of Ganges river in northern India as the country struggles with second Covid wave

India’s devastating second wave was fuelled by a series of “super-spreader” events, which include religious holidays, mass rallies addressed by PM Modi, and pilgrimages to the Ganges river — in pictures

A day ahead of the Shahi Snan - considered to be an auspicious day to take holy dip in the Ganges - more than one lakh devotees were seen on the banks of the river, in clear violation of the COVID-19 rules #COVID19 

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