As the second wave of Corona virus (Covid 19) , the number of corpses coming to the electric crematorium in Pashupati area has started increasing. Member Secretary of the Pashupati Area Development Fund, Dr. Pradip Dhakal, informed that the number of corpses has increased to around 30 daily. The electric crematorium has three cremators. After the failure of these devices, cremation of the deceased has started on the banks of the Bagmati River.
As the pressure of those who died from the infection increased in the electric crematorium, five fire extinguishers were being added to the fund, the fund said. These devices are said to be ready this week. After the first week of June last year, the bodies of those who died due to corona infection started coming to the electric crematorium. Last year, up to 15 bodies were found on the day of arrival.
As the death rate from Corona has increased this year, the number of corpses coming to Pashupati has also increased. Kumar Thapa, administrative officer of the fund, said that the body of the deceased had to be cremated at another place on the banks of the Bagmati River after an electric crematorium broke down two days ago. He also said that the damaged device is being repaired.
According to the fund, the number of corpses has also increased in Bhashmeshwar and Aryaghat. Up to 40 bodies of those who died under normal conditions have started arriving at the pier. There are nine crematoriums in Bhashmeshwar and two in Aryaghat. Cremation is done by firewood .
Electric crematorium is used for cremation from quarter to one hour. Cremation is completed in three to four hours at the fire the body or burn the body.