Funeral Pyres Burn in Lucknow Amid India's Deadly COVID Wave

Funeral pyres were seen burning in Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh in northern India, on April 23, as cases of COVID-19 soared across the country.

This footage, recorded by local reporter Kavish Aziz Lenin, shows scenes at the Lucknow cremation site, Baikunth Dham, on Friday.

COVID-19 cases in India have spiked over the past week, with daily infection rates in excess of 300,000. India’s Ministry of Health reported 360,960 new cases on Wednesday for the previous 24 hours, and 3,293 deaths. Credit: Kavish Aziz Lenin via Storyful