Some pandemic profiles from the Indian capital: Photo Essay


New Delhi — In just about two weeks when the COVID-19 pandemic soared to record levels in India, the Sarai Kale Khan crematorium on the outskirts of the country’s metropolitan area, including 75 under construction in May, 125 Built a new crematorium in India. 4.4.

The Epoch Times visited the crematorium on Tuesday and noticed that both green grasses outside the old crematorium were quickly transformed into additional facilities to manage demand. Outside the main building on the side of a dusty unconstructed road, 75 new pie platforms are currently under construction.

A funeral crematorium under construction at the Sarai Kale Khan crematorium on the outskirts of New Delhi on May 4, 2021. (VenusUpadhyaya):

On May 4, 448 deaths surged in New Delhi. Reported in the last 24 hours, The country saw 357,229 new COVID cases during the same period. According to The Times of India, three citizen groups in Delhi working to respond to the surge in deaths operate 28 COVID crematoriums and burial grounds, increasing their COVID cremation capacity to 1,060 daily. ..

Inside the newly built crematorium on the lawn of Sarai Kale Khan, the remains of the last day’s cremation were visible during the new cremation. Many cremation workers ferryed trees in carts, and people chanted mantras while igniting the wood of their loved ones.

A funeral crematorium at the Sarai Kale Khan crematorium on the outskirts of New Delhi on May 4, 2021. (Venus Upadiya):

The Epoch Times has captured several pandemic profiles from the crematorium.

Father of top executives

Epoch Times Photo
Madhav Swaroop, 89, the father of a major corporate executive, died of COVID and age-related complications three days after a positive COVID test. In this photo, Swalup’s body was placed on firewood decorated with flowers, and on the afternoon of May 4, 2021, regular wood was provided on the lawn of the Sarai Kale Khan crematorium on the outskirts of New Delhi. (Venus Upadayaya / Epoch Times)

Official Bulletin of the National Information Center of India

Epoch Times Photo
The 45-year-old Sher Pal Singh crematorium, a secretary of the National Information Center of India, ignited on May 4, 2021 at the Sarai Kale Khan crematorium. Singh, the father of two daughters and one son, died in the hospital. One week after the test was positive. (Venus Upadayaya / Epoch Times)

Father of a diplomatic journalist

Epoch Times Photo
On May 4, 2021, the father of a diplomatic journalist who asked not to reveal his identity is preparing for cremation at the electric crematorium at the Sarai Kale Khan crematorium on the outskirts of Delhi. (Venus Upadhayaya / Epoch Times)

Soak ash in the Yamuna River

Epoch Times Photo
On May 4, 2021, diplomatic journalists chose to immerse their father’s ashes in the water of the Yamuna River at Ghat No. 11 outside the Nigam Bodgart Crematorium in Delhi. There was only one journalist. Her mother had recently undergone surgery and when her father died at home due to COVID, she sought the help of a charity to cremate her father. (Venus Upadayaya / Epoch Times)

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