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Crowdfunding initiative launched to help India’s undertakers, overworked and ‘invisable’

India’s undertakers dig graves, perform last rites, arrange pyres and collect ashes, earning less than $7 a day.( Reuters: Adnan Abidi ) A crowdfunding initiative has been launched in India’s capital to help overworked undertakers that earn less than $7 per day. As corpses from India’s COVID-19 crisis pile up, crematorium staff are working day and night to burn, bury and perform end-of-life rituals for an endless stream of pandemic victims. "For every one body that I perform last rites for, there are a dozen more waiting," said 30-year-old crematorium worker Ram Karan Mishra. "There is no social distancing, […]

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