Now, bodies found floating in Madhya Pradesh river
Published: 12:23 PM, 12 May 2021
A day after over 70 bodies had washed ashore on the banks of Ganga in Bihar and adjoining East Uttar Pradesh, now dead bodies suspected to be of covid-19 patients were found floating in Runj River in India's Madhya Pradesh.
Some videos viral on social media showed natives of the Nandapura village in the Panna district of Madhya Pradesh showing at least half a dozen dead bodies floating in the river Runj, a tributary of river Ken.
“We take bath here, also drink the water when our village handpump stops working and our cattle also quench their thirst here but what can we do as the water is contaminated. We have informed the gram panchayat but nothing happened,” a local villager told the media.
Meanwhile, Panna District Collector Sanjay Kumar Mishra said that the bodies of two patients including a 95-year-old man and a cancer patient were put in the river by locals as part of rituals. These bodies have been fished out and buried properly, said the officer. - News 18, Times Of India, Indian Express