A son was forced to drive to a crematorium with his dad's body strapped to the roof of his car due to chronic ambulance shortages during India's Covid crisis. The appalling scene left many people in tears with the man performing last rites hours after he was unable to get help from emergency services, according to India Today. It's understood the son travelled to a crematorium in Agra, a city of 1.6 million in the northern state of Utter Pradesh. The region has been grappling with India's record surge in cases, with Agra alone reporting more than 600 cases daily. Due to a shortage of ambulances, people are having to wait for nearly six hours to carry bodies of Covid victims to the cremation ground. Agra is struggling with the second outbreak and a collapsing infrastructure, with local politicians blaming the ruling BJP for its handling of the pandemic. Private hospitals in Agra are not admitting patients and the neighbouring districts of Mainpuri, Firozabad and … [Read more...] about Son forced to tie dad’s body on car to get him to crematorium during India’s Covid crisis
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Nepal is seeing its coronavirus cases soar amid fears that it could soon face a crisis on par with neighbouring India . The impoverished Himalayan nation reported 8,659 cases on Wednesday along with 58 deaths - both record totals, though they are almost certainly under-estimates. It means Nepal now has around 230 cases per million people, just shy of India's current infection rate of 280 cases per person. Nepal is reporting a record number of Covid cases and deaths amid fears the scenes playing out in neighbouring India could soon be repeated here Covid variants driving India's case-surge have almost certainly crossed the more-than 700 mile border, as Nepal's deaths also hit record levels (pictured, funeral pyres in Kathmandu) Nepal is now reporting 230 Covid cases per million, only narrowly behind India's 280 per million, though its healthcare system is even less able to handle the surge That has sparked fears that … [Read more...] about Is Nepal the new India? Covid cases soar in the impoverished nation amid fears the country facing a crisis to rival its neighbour
After 11 years of Tories in Downing Street, today's by-election and local elections are a remarkable disaster for the opposition, showing Labour still going backwards. Sir Keir Starmer's first electoral test has not yet yielded any positive news, with the worst by-election since the Second World War and now questions about direction. This will prompt soul searching across the party, which will now be asking whether there is even a path back to power. There is no one answer to Labour's problems, only questions. Here are five of the biggest: Where are Labour's heartlands now? Advertisement The Tees Valley, where Tony Blair built the foundations of New Labour, continues to turn blue. But there is a striking variety of areas in which the Tories picked up seats and councils elsewhere in the country. Take the West Midlands. In Nuneaton, just north of Coventry, the Tories have won the council by picking up 10 of the 11 seats straight from Labour, in a result … [Read more...] about Election results: Five problems for Keir Starmer as Hartlepool defeat puts party in crisis
AN armed suspect has allegedly left two people dead after breaking out in a gun rampage in New York. The suspected gunman was found dead due to a self-inflicted gunshot, according to police. Is there an active shooting in Watertown, New York? On April 28, 2021, it was reported that a suspect had opened fire on people at Bridgeview Real Estate in Watertown, New York. The incident left two people dead, although neither of the victims have been named. Emergency dispatch reports at roughly 2pm, obtained by NNY360, claimed that two people were shots, however, it is unclear if that figure rose. According to the call, it was reported that "people were down" following the shooting. The suspect reportedly fled in a pickup truck. Initial reports claim that the shooting took place inside of a business at 145 Clinton St, and a heavy police presence was still seen in the area. What do we know about the suspect? Barry K. Stewart, of West Carthage, was named as a person … [Read more...] about Is there an active shooting in Watertown, New York?
NEWLY released footage shows the moment a father was shot dead as he checked on his injured girlfriend and two-month-old baby after a road rage incident with an officer duty police officer. Alex Gonzales, 27, died on January 5 after being fatally shot in the back by Austin police officer Luis Serrato. Serrato was responding to a 911 call made by his fellow officer Gabriel Gutierrez who had already shot and injured Gonzales after an alleged road rage incident. Austin police on Wednesday released multiple videos, including body cam and dashcam footage, as well as footage taken by witnesses in nearby apartments. The department also released the 911 call made by Gutierrez after he reportedly shot Gonzales following the road rage incident. Gonzales allegedly cut off Officer Gutierrez and pointed a gun at him, leading to the cop firing at him at least seven times, according to bystander footage. This shooting, which took place at around 12.38am, was not caught on … [Read more...] about Bodycam footage shows Alex Gonzales bleeding as he checks on injured girlfriend and baby before ‘cops shoot him dead’