India’s Covid crisis: Delhi crematoriums forced to build makeshift pyres

Grieving relatives of the dead forced to wait hours for a funeral pyre amid an explosion of new Covid cases

Crematoriums in Delhi are being inundated with so many bodies that they have been forced to build makeshift funeral pyres on spare patches of land as the Covid crisis sweeping India led to an explosion of new cases.

Crematoriums across the capital are struggling to cope, with grieving relatives forced to wait up to 20 hours for a funeral pyre for their loved ones.

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