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Maharashtra: Eight our bodies of COVID-19 victims cremated on one pyre


By PTI

AURANGABAD: Eight our bodies of COVID-19 victims had been cremated on one pyre because of scarcity of area at a makeshift crematorium in Maharashtra’s Beed district, a civic official stated on Wednesday.

Since residents had opposed the cremation of our bodies of COVID-19 sufferers at crematoriums in Ambajogai city, native authorities needed to determine one other place away from there to carry out the victims’ final rites and the area there was restricted, he stated.

“As residents objected to the cremation of COVID-19 victims within the crematoriums which we at present have, we recognized a separate area on Mandwa street, almost two km away from the city,” Ambajogai Municipal Council’s chief officer Ashok Sabale informed PTI.

The brand new makeshift facility has restricted area, he stated.

“In consequence, we needed to arrange one giant pyre and cremate eight our bodies on Tuesday. It was an enormous pyre and the our bodies was stored at a sure distance from one another,” the official stated.

He stated because the viral an infection is rising and extra deaths are probably, they’re planning to broaden the makeshift facility and make it waterproof earlier than the monsoon season The official additionally stated if individuals come ahead to hunt therapy at an early stage of the coronavirus an infection, they are often saved.

On Tuesday, 716 new instances or coronavirus had been reported in Beed district, elevating its tally to twenty-eight,491.

The district has to this point recorded 672 deaths as a result of illness, as per official information.

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