Compensation claims for Covid-19 deaths in India exceed official fatality count

People getting tested for Covid-19 at a government hospital in Hyderabad, India, on Jan 25, 2022. PHOTO: AFP
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KOCHI (Kerala) - Crematoriums overflowing with bodies, corpses buried along the banks of the Ganges - these were tell-tale signs of Covid-19 mortality far exceeding Indian government estimates during the devastating second wave last year.

India now has another indication of why its fatality count is off the mark.

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