India is recording a record number of new COVID-19 cases every day, and the death toll is higher than ever.
Dead bodies are expanded in parks and parking lots to keep up with the abundance of corpses.
The government is accused of easing premature restrictions and covering up cases.
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The victims of the devastating COVID-19 wave in India are cremated in the parking lots. One crematorium is so overcrowded that it has run a ticketing system.
Over the past two weeks, the number of new COVID-19 daily cases in India has broken world records, with thousands of new deaths being reported every day.
New Delhi crews at the Seemapuri crematorium recently erected several additional burning platforms in their parking lot to hold back shocking demand, CNN reported.
The bed is the standard ritual of Hinduism, the dominant religion of India, and death.
“Before the epidemic, we burned eight to 10 people [a day]”It’s Seengapuri cremator’s ite’s client, Singh Shunti, told CNN: ‘Now we burn 100 to 120 a day.’
The crematorium is so busy that families arriving with their dead relatives are now being forced to pick up a ticket and wait in line, CNN reports.
In the northern city of Gurgaon in the state of Haryana on Monday, staff at Madanpur crematorium also turned a parking lot into a temporary crematorium, according to The Times of India.
“We have room for only 30 corpses to be cremated at any one time,” a temporary crematorium worker told the newspaper. “We have to set up 10 platforms in the parking lot.”
It is reported that some metal parts in the large crematorium in the western province of Gujarat began to melt because they had been working for so long.
In an effort to help cremators, New Delhi authorities are building crematoria in the city’s public parks.
The Sarai Kale Khan crematorium has opened 20 new burial mounds, The Hindu reports, adding that about 50 were installed in local parks.
Nearly 3,500 people died from COVID-19 on Thursday, according to The Times of India, nearly 400 of which are in New Delhi, a record for the city. The newspaper reports that about 370,000 people tested positive for COVID-19 that day.
India’s new wave has been attributed to the premature easing of restrictions and the rapid spread of new options, according to experts, who say the slow spread of vaccines and poor health care are exacerbating the situation.
The government has been accused of trying to cover up the actual size of the outbreak, according to CNN, but the leader of the ruling party said on Friday that he would take full responsibility.
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