Leicester Mercury

Bodies float down Ganges

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SCORES of bodies have been found floating down the Ganges River in eastern India as the country battles a ferocious surge in coronaviru­s infections.

Authoritie­s said yesterday they have not yet determined the cause of death, although there is speculatio­n they died from Covid.

Health officials working through the night on Monday retrieved 71 bodies, officials in Bihar state said.

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