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A disturbing video circulating on Social media shows COVID-19 deceased people being thrown and buried by a group of workers.

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Overview:

With each passing day the number of cases in India has been rising, the good news is that the recovery rate is close to 60 percent.  Many videos of people being dumped in the sea and other areas is been viral in Social Media. Yet another vide from Karnataka is viral on Social media.

News Claim:

A disturbing video circulating on Social media shows COVID-19 deceased people being thrown and buried by a group of workers.

Congress leader DK Shiv Kumar tweeted the video raising the pathetic condition in Karnataka; he said with a tweet, It's disturbing to see bodies of COVID patients who have died being dumped inhumanly into a pit in Ballari. Is this civility? This is a reflection of how the govt has handled this Corona crisis. I urge the govt to take immediate action and ensure that this doesn't happen again.

Fact-check: The number of new cases reported in Karnataka

The videos are from Ballari, Karnataka. The burial is of the people who passed away due to COVID-19. As per hindustantimes report, the group of people was being sacked for disrespectful handling of the bodies of COVID-19 patients.

The Karnataka BJP government disbanded a field team involved in burials of bodies of Covid-19 patients in the Ballari district after videos emerged of disrespectful handling of the bodies. The government also apologized to the families of the dead.

Conclusion: the videos are from Karnataka, India




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