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Coronavirus: Video shows frontline workers tossing bodies into pit in Karnataka, employees suspended


A widely circulated video on Tuesday, showing health workers tossing bodies of suspected coronavirus patients into a pit in Karnataka’s Ballari district, has sparked public outrage, News18 reported. Health Minister B Sriramulu said the staff involved in the funeral procedures have been suspended.

In the video, workers wearing personal protection equipment are seen taking eight bodies wrapped in black sheets from a vehicle parked nearby, and dropping them into a large pit dug up with the help of an earthmover.

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa condemned the incident and said the behaviour of the staff was “inhuman and painful ...


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