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Shocking: Video showing mass burial of COVID-19 victims goes viral, invites criticism

A video of mass burial of victims who died of coronavirus infection has emerged on social media inviting criticism from all quarters.

Ballari: The district Ballari that has so far reported 773 cases in the last three months has also witnessed 23 deaths. Among these, 12 deaths were reported on Sunday and Monday, posing a big challenge for the administration and the health department to take up mass burial.

 A video of the event has gone viral on social media. In the video, medical officers are seen dumping a body into a pit, after which it is filled with mud using an earth mover.

 The video has raised questions about the health department's handling of the situation by burying 8 bodies in one location. This video has now been used by netizens as an example of how funerals for coronavirus patients are conducted.