80 bodies found floating in India’s Ganges

January 14, 2015 8:32 AM

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LUCKNOW - Around 80 bodies have been found floating in a stream of India’s Ganges, sparking renewed concerns on Wednesday about the health of the sacred river where millions of Hindus cremate their dead, an official said.

The bodies were discovered in a shallow tributary of the Ganges near a cremation area in the northern state of Utter Pradesh, police and a local official said. Television footage showed dogs and birds feeding on the bloated and decaying bodies floating in the stream, whose waters are thought to have...

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