Bodies found floating in Ganga in UP

Dead bodies were sighted for a second day today, washed up on the banks of Ganga in Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh evoking shock and anger among people.

The spot is around 55 km upriver from Bihar’s Buxar, where more than a hundred bodies were found yesterday.

The Bihar authorities had argued that the bodies had floated down from Uttar Pradesh, as their state has no tradition of consigning bodies to water.

The bodies in the river are suspected to be of Covid patients. Amid fear of locals that the contamination of water will lead to rapid spread of the disease, the local authorities have said that they are investigating the matter.

Yesterday, over 100 decomposing bodies washed up on the banks of Ganga in Buxar, increasing panic among locals about a Covid spike in the area.