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71 our bodies fished out from the Ganges in Bihar to date, all floated downstream from UP: Minister-India News , Firstpost

Some information channels claimed these have been of COVID-19 sufferers from Bihar who may need been dumped by callous officers, state authorities strongly denied the identical, asserting that not one of the deceased was a neighborhood resident.

71 our bodies recovered in River Ganga in Buxar. ANI

The Bihar authorities on Tuesday mentioned altogether 71 our bodies have been fished out from the Ganges in Buxar district, the place these have been discovered floating within the river, triggering suspicion that the deserted corpses may be these of COVID-19 sufferers.

State Water Resources Minister Sanjay Kumar, a key aide of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, got here out with a collection of tweets, asserting that the our bodies had flown downstream from neighbouring Uttar Pradesh.

“The Bihar government is seized of the matter of unfortunate case of floating mortal remains in river Ganga… The bodies have floated into Bihar from UP,” mentioned Jha, including, docs have confirmed upon autopsy that the deaths had taken place “four-five days” in the past.

He mentioned the chief minister was pained at each the tragedy in addition to the “harm” to river Ganga. “He has at all times been specific in regards to the purity and uninterrupted stream of the river and has requested the administration to accentuate patrolling to make sure this isn’t repeated.

“Last rites of 71 bodies performed as per protocols. A net has been placed in the Ganges in Ranighat, bordering UP and Bihar. We have advised the UP administration to be vigilant. Our administration is keeping vigil, too. Advise all to give respect to the dead and also to Maa Ganga,” Jha added.

A lot of bloated corpses have been seen floating within the river mattress in Chausa block of Buxar district on Monday, triggering shock waves. Though some information channels claimed these have been of COVID-19 sufferers who may need been deserted by resource-starved members of the family or dumped by callous officers, the native administration had strongly denied the identical, asserting that not one of the deceased was a neighborhood resident, and the our bodies had flown downstream from adjoining UP  districts.

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