Francis Mascarenhas

India infections top 18 million as gravediggers work round the clock

Apr 29 2021

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI India's total COVID-19 cases passed 18 million on Thursday after another world record number of daily infections, as gravediggers worked around the clock to bury victims and hundreds more were cremated in makeshift pyres in parks and parking lots. | Video

Mumbai gravedigger works 24-hour shifts as India's COVID-19 death toll soars

Apr 29 2021

MUMBAI Two or three months into the COVID-19 crisis, Mumbai gravedigger Sayyed Munir Kamruddin stopped wearing personal protective equipment and gloves. | Video

India's COVID-19 infections, deaths surge as migrants start to flee cities

Apr 09 2021

NEW DELHI (Reuters) -India reported another record number of new COVID-19 infections on Friday and daily deaths hit their highest in more than five months, as it battles a second wave of infections and states complain of a persistent vaccine shortage. | Video

At least 10 dead in building collapse near Mumbai, dozens feared trapped

Sep 21 2020

BHIWANDI, India At least 10 people were killed on Monday and dozens were feared trapped when a portion of a three-storey residential building collapsed on the outskirts of Mumbai, officials said.

India COVID-19 cases near 3 million as Mumbai festival approaches

Aug 21 2020

MUMBAI A jump in coronavirus infections on Friday pushed India closer to the 3 million mark, piling pressure on authorities to prevent huge gatherings this weekend as Mumbai celebrates the Hindu elephant-headed god Ganesh.


Apr 22 2020

[ムンバイ 20日 ロイター] - ムンバイの巨大なスラム街ダラヴィに並ぶ家々は、密集して息苦しく、どこも食糧が不足しつつある。そこに暮らす住民は、インド全土に敷かれた封鎖措置に苦しんでいる。

Life under lockdown in India's massive Dharavi slum

Apr 20 2020

MUMBAI In homes that are cramped, stuffy and increasingly low on food, residents of Mumbai's huge Dharavi slum are struggling under India's nationwide lockdown. | Video

India's poor, hammered by coronavirus lockdown, fear for future

Mar 23 2020

MUMBAI Shaikh Bahaduresha, 31, lived on Mumbai's streets for two months last year, unable to make ends meet on his meager taxi-driving profits of roughly $5 a day. After he got married in December, his wife put some money towards renting a small apartment, and they moved in together.

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