In Pictures: Round-the-clock mass cremations as Covid-19 crisis grips India

Crematoriums in Delhi and other parts of India have buckled under a record surge in Covid-19 deaths. Gravediggers have been working around the clock to bury victims, while hundreds more were cremated in makeshift pyres in parks and parking lots.

People cremate their relatives, who died due to Covid-19, at a crematorium ground in New Delhi, on April 28, 2021. PHOTO: REUTERS
Relatives perform the last rites for Covid-19 victims during their funeral at a cremation ground in New Delhi, on April 29, 2021. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
A family member waits to perform the last rites for a Covid-19 victim at a cremation ground in New Delhi, on April 29, 2021. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
A man stands after cremating his mother, who died due to Covid-19, at a crematorium ground in New Delhi, on April 28, 2021. PHOTO: REUTERS
A family member performs the last rites for a Covid-19 victim at a cremation ground in New Delhi, on April 29, 2021. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
A body being taken out from an ambulance at the Hindon Cremation Ground in Ghaziabad, India, on April 22, 2021. ST PHOTO: DEBARSHI DASGUPTA
People stand near bodies of Covid-19 victims lined up before cremation at a cremation ground in New Delhi, on April 28, 2021. PHOTO: AFP
A mass cremation of Covid-19 victims is seen at a crematorium ground in New Delhi, on April 28, 2021. PHOTO: REUTERS
Grieving family members of Covid-19 victims at a cremation ground in New Delhi, on April 29, 2021. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
Family members of Covid-19 victims react outside the hospital mortuary in New Delhi, on April 29, 2021. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
A patient breathes with the help of oxygen under a tent installed along the roadside in Ghaziabad, India, on April 29, 2021. PHOTO: AFP
Covid-19 patients receive treatment inside the emergency ward at Holy Family hospital in New Delhi, on April 29, 2021. PHOTO: REUTERS
A Covid-19 patient receives treatment inside the emergency ward at Holy Family hospital in New Delhi, on April 29, 2021. PHOTO: REUTERS
Indian health care workers take a rest outside the hospital mortuary in New Delhi, on April 29, 2021. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
A medical worker takes a swab sample of a child for Covid-19 testing at a testing centre in Hyderabad, on April 29, 2021. PHOTO: AFP
An Indian health worker takes a swab sample for Covid-19 testing in New Delhi, on April 29, 2021. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
People in a waiting area at a Covid-19 vaccination centre in Mumbai, on April 27, 2021. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG
Workers assemble beds inside the Chennai trade centre which is being converted into an isolation ward for Covid-19 patients in Chennai, on April 29, 2021. PHOTO: AFP
A worker assembles wall dividers inside the Chennai trade centre which is being converted into an isolation ward for Covid-19 patients in Chennai, on April 29, 2021. PHOTO: AFP
Health workers attending to Covid-19 patients inside a banquet hall temporarily converted into a Covid-19 care centre in New Delhi, on April 28, 2021. PHOTO: AFP
An indoor stadium being converted into a Covid-19 centre in Kashmir, on April 27, 2021. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

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