India: Dying too fast to be counted – Covid funeral pyres burn day and night

Channel 4 News published this video item, entitled “India: Dying too fast to be counted – Covid funeral pyres burn day and night” – below is their description.

The crisis engulfing India is deepening as the country records more than 370,000 new infections and over 3,500 deaths in the last 24 hours, but the true figure could be many times that.

As families search for life-saving oxygen for their sick relatives, the UK is among over 40 countries sending medical equipment. The Indian army says it will open its healthcare facilities to civilians.

Only nine percent of India’s population of around 1.4 billion people have been vaccinated so far, while funerals for the dead continue day and night.

Warning: Some of the images in this report are distressing.

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