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These Horrifying Photos Show How Dire The Coronavirus Surge In India Is

As cases in India surge faster than anywhere in the world, Indians struggle to care for their family members who have COVID and mourn lost loved ones.

Posted on April 29, 2021, at 6:27 p.m. ET

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A patient with COVID-19 receives treatment in an emergency ward in New Delhi on April 29, 2021.

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A woman comforts a family member.

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A man with breathing problems receives free oxygen support at a gurdwara, a place of assembly and worship for Sikhs, amid the spread of the coronavirus in India.

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Workers prepare beds for a COVID-19 isolation center inside a sports stadium in Srinagar, Kashmir.

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Relatives arrive with a patient at a dedicated COVID-19 government hospital in Ahmedabad, India, on April 27.

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A woman in an oxygen mask speaks to her family on a video call while lying in an ambulance waiting to enter a COVID-19 hospital for treatment in Ahmedabad, India, on April 28, 2021.

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People refill medical oxygen cylinders for COVID-19 patients at an oxygen refill station in Allahabad on April 20, 2021.

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A girl who was put on a ventilator after tested positive for COVID-19 looks toward an oxygen mask after she received support in Sopore, Jammu, and Kashmir, India, on April 29, 2021.

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Numerous ambulances carry the dead bodies of COVID patients in New Delhi.

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A health worker adjusts their gear before going inside a COVID-19 hospital in Kashmir, India, on April 29, 2021.

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A COVID-19 patient in a wheelchair goes for a medical check-up at a government hospital in Kolkata, India, on April 27, 2021.

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Health workers attach a notice reading "vaccine out of stock" at a COVID-19 vaccination center in Mumbai on April 8, 2021.

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A patient breathes with the help of oxygen provided by a gurdwara outside a parked car along the roadside in Ghaziabad on April 26, 2021.

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Women mourn the death of a family member who died from the coronavirus outside a crematorium in New Delhi, India, on April 24, 2021.

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Family members and ambulance workers carry the body of a victim who died of COVID-19 at a cremation ground in New Delhi on April 27, 2021.

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People prepare funeral pyres for those who died from COVID-19 during a mass cremation in New Delhi on April 26, 2021.

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A family member looks on as several funeral pyres of patients who died of COVID-19 burn during a mass cremation at Ghazipur cremation ground in New Delhi.

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In this aerial picture taken on April 26, 2021, pyres for COVID-19 victims are seen at a cremation ground in New Delhi.

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A relative of a person who died of COVID-19 is consoled by another during a cremation in Jammu, India, on April 25, 2021.

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Cemetery workers helping people to cremate the bodies of their relatives who died of COVID-19 take a break at a crematorium in New Delhi.

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Family members mourn at Ghazipur cremation ground in New Delhi.

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A medical worker tends to a patient with COVID-19 inside the ICU ward at Holy Family Hospital in New Delhi on April 29, 2021.


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