Now, bodies of Covid patients found floating in Ganga in Ghazipur

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Now, bodies of Covid patients found floating in Ganga in Ghazipur

Wednesday, 12 May 2021 | PNS | Lucknow



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Close on heels of the recovery of several bodies of suspected Covid patients found floating in Yamuna river in Hamirpur, many corpses washed up and were noticed on the banks of Ganga river in Ghazipur on Tuesday. A probe was initiated by the local administration. A day before, several bodies were Also recovered in a river flowing across Buxar district of Bihar.
Meanwhile, Ghazipur DM  MP Singh told mediapersons on Tuesday, “Our officers are present on the spot to investigate and ascertain where the bodies came from. A probe into the matter is underway.”
Shocked by the sight of bodies floating in the Ganga river, local residents feared the spread of Covid in the area. They complained of stench coming from the bloated, decomposed corpses, and accused the authorities of ineptitude.
“We informed the administration about the matter, but no action was taken by them. If the situation continues like this, there is fear of us getting infected by corona,” Akhand, a local resident told mediapersons. Taking cognisance of incidents of floating bodies washing up on river banks, Union Minister of Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Tuesday termed the incidents as ‘unfortunate’ and asked concerned states to take immediate cognisance.

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