189 Corona victims buried in KMC graveyards since April


From April 1 to June 14, 189 COVID-19 victims were buried at Karachi Metropolitan Corporation graveyards. No burials took place in March.According to data from the KMC Graveyard Department, the most burials were reported in District Central, where 131 COVID-19 victims were buried.There are 90 coronavirus victims buried at the Muhammad Shah Graveyard–28 in April, 37 in May and 25 in June–and 21 at the Sakhi Hasan Graveyard–six in May and 15 in June.There are 14 COVID-19 victims buried at the Yasinabad Graveyard with five being laid to rest in May and nine in June. Four people were buried at the Al Noor Graveyard–one in May and three in June– and two people at the C-1 Area Graveyard in May. In District West, 20 victims were laid to rest. Sixteen people were buried at the KMC’s Surjani-Northern Bypass Graveyard in May, two at the Jannat-ul-Baqi Graveyard in Orangi in June and two at the Saleemabad Graveyard-Orangi.There are 23 coronavirus victims buried in District Korangi. Fourteen are buried at the Azeempura Graveyard and nine at the Chakra Goth-Korangi Graveyard.District Malir saw 11 victims being buried, nine at the Model Colony Airport Graveyard and one each at the Saudabad Graveyard and Rehri Goth Graveyard. Four people were buried at the Manoo Goth-Essa Nagri Graveyard in District East.Initially, the KMC authorities designated five graveyards for the burial of coronavirus victims. These were the Muhammad Shah Graveyard in North Karachi, Surjani Town Graveyard in Sector 6-A near the Northern Bypass, Mowach Goth Graveyard on Hub River Road, Korangi No 6 Graveyard and Gulshan-e-Zia Graveyard in Orangi Town.KMC Graveyard Department Deputy Director Muhammad Sarwar Alam told SAMAA Digital that they first designated the graveyards for COVID-19 victims but were later directed by the Sindh government to allow people to bury COVID-19 affected bodies at graveyards near them.