Scores of Dead Bodies Found Floating in India’s Ganges River
"We are trying to find out where did these dead bodies come from? How did they get here?” said Mangla Prasad Singh, a local official.
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NEW DELHI (AP) — Scores of dead bodies have been found floating down the Ganges River in eastern India as the country battles a ferocious surge in coronavirus infections. Authorities said Tuesday they haven’t yet determined the cause of death. Health officials working through the night Monday retrieved 71 bodies, officials in Bihar state said. Images on social media of the bodies floating in the river prompted outrage and speculation that they died from COVID-19.…