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Indian officials apologise over video of victims’ bodies

by OtownGist

A video showing bodies of Covid-19 victims being dumped in southern India has provoked outrage online.

The footage, which was shared on social media, showed workers wearing PPE tossing eight bodies wrapped in black garbage bags into deep pits.

Officials from the district in Karnataka state later confirmed that the footage was genuine and apologised to families.

Karnataka has seen more than 246 deaths due to Covid-19 but has been recognised as one of the states that has been more successful in tracing and containing the disease.

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