It's like hell on Earth: Inside the horror of India's second Covid wave

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Mass cremations, overworked staff and makeshift hospitals. India finds itself within the grips of a devastating second wave. (Photo: GALLO IMAGES/ GETTY IMAGES)
Mass cremations, overworked staff and makeshift hospitals. India finds itself within the grips of a devastating second wave. (Photo: GALLO IMAGES/ GETTY IMAGES)

People begging in the street for oxygen, collapsing and dying on hospital doorsteps because there simply are no beds available. Parking lots being turned into makeshift hospitals to cope with the influx of patients and bodies being burnt in pyres outside crematoriums because facilities are too full of the dead.

The situation in India can be likened to hell on Earth and the world is looking on in horror.

The country broke global records by recording daily increases of more than 300 000 Covid-19 infections. Daily deaths are exceeding 3 000 but the official toll is believed to be far higher.

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