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About 80 bodies found in India's Ganges River in apparent 'burial'
About 80 bodies found in India's Ganges River in apparent 'burial'

Authorities in northern India said Wednesday that some 80 bodies that surfaced in the Ganges River this week – many of them children – had been given traditional water burials and were not victims of foul play. Villagers in Pariyar, 50 miles from the city of Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh state, noticed the floating bodies Tuesday morning after dogs and vultures were seen in the area, prompting local officials to investigate. “The dead bodies were buried in the water,” said Saumya Agarwal, the district magistrate of Unnao, which includes Pariyar. They resurfaced as the water levels receded.” The consigning of bodies to water is banned in India, but the...

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