Indian authorities found the bodies of several people on the Ganges in the north of the country this Thursday after the government warned of the possibility that the remains of several coronavirus victims were swimming in the waters.
Since the COVID-19 cases skyrocketed in the Asian country, the prices of cremations and funeral services have risen sharply.
This has led the most humble families to take the remains of their relatives to the river or to bury them in person, according to the National Herald newspaper.
Many corpses wrapped in saffron-colored cloth, something that is sacred to Hindus, were found buried by the river in two places in the Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh state.
The incident came due to the numerous complaints and reports about the management of the body of the deceased due to COVID-19 in some regions of the country.
Almost a hundred bodies appeared on the banks of the Ganges in the neighboring districts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar earlier this week. Pictures cause excitement among the residents of the region.