Furnaces Began to Melt in Crematoria in India
In the gas and wood-burning ovens of a crematorium in the western Indian state of Gujarat, furnaces began to melt due to the large number of corpses being burned. The news agency suggests that the metal parts began to melt due to the fact that furnaces were running continuously during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Al Jazeera believes that an indirect reason may be the underestimation of the statistics of deaths due to complications of COVID-19 by the Indian authorities. So, already several large cities report a much larger number of cremations and burials per day than follows from the official lists. In addition, there is a shortage of medicines in the country, and hospitals are overcrowded.
India's daily coronavirus cases declined on April 20, but still surpasses the 200,000 mark, according to the agency. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country since the start of the pandemic has exceeded 14 million.