Coronavirus: ‘missing’ Covid-19 deaths in rural India

The second wave of Covid-19 ravaged India as hospitals and then crematoriums ran out of space.

Families have struggled to find beds, oxygen or even medicine to save their loved ones. While cities were the first to be hit, the second wave quickly reached rural parts of the country.

Hundreds of people have died due to lack or absence of access to good health care. Most of them couldn’t even take a Covid test.

Today, experts estimate that the number of deaths in rural India is much higher than official statistics.

BBC’s Vikas Pandey and Anshul Verma visit villages in one of the worst affected northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, to investigate suspected underreporting of Covid-19 deaths .

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