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BBC News published this video item, entitled “Covid crisis grips crowded Kolkata – BBC News” – below is their description.
Kolkata, one of the most densely-populated cities in India, has been hit hard by country’s second Covid-19 wave.
Stories of the surge have been distressing – people gasping to stay alive as they wait for critical care beds and treatment; desperate families scrambling for everything from oxygen cylinders to a doctor’s appointment; mass funeral pyres and parking lots turning into crematoriums to accommodate the rising number of dead.
Controlling the spread of a highly transmissible virus such as Covid is much more difficult in a country as densely populated as India, and the effects have been devastating.BBC News YouTube Channel
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It has an exceptionally diverse population, with Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and other religions speaking over 21 recognised languages.